As the East Coast braces for what could be heavy snowfall later this week, the Syracuse area has already been inundated with up to a foot of snow.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton reports that Onondaga County received large amounts of snow on Tuesday, including more than a foot in Camillus, west of Syracuse, and 10 inches in Clay, southwest of the city.
Syracuse proper got hit with more than 7 inches of snow. A few more inches are expected overnight.
The lake-effect snow created whiteout conditions along stretches of the New York State Thruway west of Syracuse. Hazardous conditions and multiple accidents caused portions of the thruway to close temporarily.
Forecasters say a major winter storm could hit the Northeast later this week, with heavy snow from Washington, D.C., to Boston.