NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency in parts of New York as heavy snow and strong winds move through the area. Cuomo issued the state of emergency for the following counties: Suffolk, Nassau, Richmond, Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, Westchester and Rockland.

Forecasters expect the storm to leave close to 14 inches of snow in parts of the state before leaving the area early Wednesday morning.

According to Cuomo, the state has activated 239 plows, 27 front loaders and 428 operators on Long Island. That number includes 30 plows and 71 operators deployed from upstate.

Commuters are urged to stay off the roadways. Transit riders are urged to check the status of their trains at the MTA website.