Some 100-million people lie in the path of a monster storm that's starting to pound the nation's heartland. The storm's path will take it from the edge of the Colorado Rockies through the Ohio Valley to the New England coast.

Governor Cuomo activated the state's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan yesterday due to the  heavy snow storms, sleet and freezing rain we are set to face.  Cuomo says the state DOT already began pre-treating road surfaces.

Over 1000 snow removal vehicles were mobilized.

Several snow emergencies have also been issued in different cities, villages and towns.  The Village of Athens declared a snow emeregency for today and tomorrow -- alternate side of the street parking will be in effect.  In the Town of Waterford, residents must follow the snow emergency signs.  For the City of Hudson, a snow emergency will go into effect as of 8 this evening -- all cars should be on the even side of the street.  And in the Village of Menands, no parking will be allowed on any village streets as of 8 this morning until 8am Thursday.

If you are planning on flying out of Albany International Airport today you just might want to call ahead.  13 flights due to arrive today have been cancelled while another 14 departing flights have also been cancelled.  It does appear Amtrak trains and CDTA buses are on time.

If you have children in school, be sure to check WGNA's school closings today and again tomorrow.  You might need to make alternate arrangements.  Many schools were either closed already this morning or posted to close early due to the forecast.