Photo: First major snowfall of the season

The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

On Monday morning, after the season’s first major storm dumped a foot and a half of snow in Altamont, Rhonda Flansburg cleared a path to her Re-Nue Spa on Maple Avenue. The snow banks were nearly half as tall as the 5 foot, 1 inch red-haired dynamo. Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency for seven counties, including Albany, deploying 300 members of the National Guard to help with snow removal.