Updated 02/09/2013 01:52 PM
Half a foot of snow means clean up around Albany County
The snow and wind are beginning to taper off. The storm dropped half a foot around Albany County. YNN’s Karen Tararache is out in Albany with more.
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ALBANY, N.Y.--"I woke my little brother up and me and my brother woke my mom up," said Jasiri Horne.
For these kids, snow means days off from school, sledding down hills and having fun outside.
"They're wearing me out. That's all I can say," said dad, Jeff Horne.
Some other children, like three-year-old Aston may not be as excited to come out and play.
His grandfather, Kevin McCarthy, coaxed, "It's the first time you've ever seen this big snow, huh? You wanna come with pops?"
Aston shouted "No!"
No matter how you may feel about this snow, one thing's for sure, it's going to take a lot of work to clean it up.
Patrick Brooks said, "We got up at 3, 3:30 a.m. this morning and then went and plowed a couple of my friends and neighbors, my mom’s."
Snow plows breezed by, clearing out most of the main roads and side streets.
"I got to get my friend’s shovel and dig the car out a little bit," said Mike Ventre
For people living in the Northeast, shoveling and salting are an expected part of winter clean up.
Dan Pirrone said, "It's not as bad as what I thought it was gonna be. It's a lot less than we anticipated."
"If you listen to the weather, they're like oh it's gonna be two feet of snow," added Mike Ventre.
Whether it was a few inches or a couple of feet, it was an opportunity for some to break out the heavy machinery.