- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A snowstorm is expected to dump almost two feet of snow in some areas in around Rochester.

The heavy snow stranded motorists and shut down Interstate 490 in both directions on Tuesday to allow plows to catch up. There were reports of jackknifed tractor trailers, and motorists stuck behind the crashes were being told to back up to get off at the nearest exit.

Some drivers abandoned their cars, and many vehicles were stuck at intersections.

The National Weather Service said a winter storm warning was in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Rochester area, with less than two more inches of snow expected.

Winter storm warnings were posted through 1 a.m. Wednesday in Watertown and other areas east of Lake Ontario, as well as northern New York.

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