Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Snowstorm brings region to standstill

MID-HUDSON – The region was hit with the second major storm in less than a week as the snow is piling up at rapid pace on Wednesday. In some areas, accumulation reached two feet.

Weather states of emergency were declared in Sullivan, Putnam, Dutchess and other counties and municipalities around the region.

Roads remain slippery and police advise that motorists drive carefully. There have been several accidents on area roads. On Wednesday there were 185 reported motor vehicle accidents and 27 reported cases of wires down in Orange County alone.

High profile vehicles were banned from I-84 from Pennsylvania to Connecticut through Orange, Dutchess and Putnam counties.  There was a tractor-trailer ban on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

Dozens of flights were also cancelled at Stewart and Westchester County airports.

Utility companies continue to have their hands full restoring power after trees and wires were brought down by the heavy snow.


National Guard vehicles pull into Putnam County Hospital on Wednesday to load up with emergency food which was
delivered to grateful homebound elderly

 


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