The snow's finally falling

Above: Photo of snow accumulation in Monticello on Nov. 26, 2014 by John (aka Catskill Photography) and shared in our Flickr pool.

Our expected snowstorm arrived this morning, Nov. 26, with flakes falling in earnest around 9:50 a.m. at the Watershed Post HQ in Margaretville. 

The city of Kingston has declared a snow emergency, according to the Times Herald-Record, which is tracking "White Wednesday" live. The Fairview Public Library in Margaretville is closed today, according to its executive director via email. On the Hudson Valley Weather Facebook page, snow observations are pouring in, accumulating almost as fast as the white stuff outside. 

Motor vehicle accidents are being reported, according to the Delaware County Fire Wire Facebook page. As 10:35 a.m., I-84 was still open to non-commercial traffic, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already warned that the road could be closed if conditions get worse. 

3 p.m. update: Traffic incidents, slick roads, and downed wires are making it a busy day for first responders across the Catskills, according to scanner traffic and 511NY. Over 3,000 households across the region have lost power, according to the power outage maps at Central Hudson and NYSEG

The accumulation predictions of one to two inches per hour looks about right here in Margaretville: