With "Nemo" dropping the white stuff all over New York and New England, schools and businesses have to alter their plans. We wanted to let you know that our Friday 1077 'GNA Happy Hour with the Barrel Saloon is called off this week due to the weather and we'll be back cranking the country, popping some tops and handing out some great prizes next Friday from 5-7pm. Many schools let out early today and businesses and civic groups have cancelled meetings. Anytime you need the latest closings you can click "CLOSINGS" on our home page. There are also several snow emergencies in the area as well so that towns and cities can remove the white stuff safely. Rensselaer has already issued a snow emergency  and more will be coming soon. Here's the official release from Rensselaer Mayor Daniel Dwyer:

SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARED 

IN THE CITY OF RENSSELAER

NO PARKING ON THE ODD SIDE OF THE STREET BEGINNING ON AT 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 8, 2013 UNTIL 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 9, 2013.

NO PARKING ON EVEN SIDE OF THE STREET BEGINNING AT 8:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 9, 2013 UNTIL 8:00 P.M. FEBRUARY 10, 2013.

EVEN-ODD IS DETERMINED BY HOUSE NUMBERS.

THIS ORDER IS AUTHORIZED BY MAYOR DWYER AND MAY BE EXTENDED AS NEEDED. FOR FURTHER UPDATES PLEASE CHECK OUR WEB SITE.

IF YOU LIVE BY ANY FIRE HYDRANTS PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAR OF ANY SNOW. STAY SAFE!

MAYOR DANIEL J. DWYER