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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Snow and bone-chilling temperatures are greeting morning commuters across New York on the first work day of 2014, with some upstate areas expected to get more than a foot of snow by the weekend.

Up to 5 inches of snow has fallen in eastern New York by 8 a.m. Thursday, but the National Weather Service says some areas from Buffalo to Albany could get up to 14 inches by the time the storm subsides on Friday.

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