Syracuse, N.Y. – The National Guard units around the state are getting ready to do some shoveling.

At the direction of Gov. Andrew Cuomo they are mobilizing 266 Airmen and Soldiers to aid local governments in the wake of the snowstorm that is hitting western New York and the North Country today.

The 174th Attack Wing out of Hancock Airport, the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry in Utica, and the 427th Brigade Support Battalion and the 107th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls are also mobilizing Initial Response Forces.

The Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion has an engineer response force on call while the 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry and the 105th Military Police Battalion in Buffalo are mobilizing 100 Soldiers if the need for them arises.