Lake Effect Pounds Some Areas; Bitter Wind Chills Expected
Lake effect snow dumped several inches of the white stuff in the traditional snow-belt area, shutting down several schools.
A lake effect snow warning was canceled for Jefferson County late Tuesday morning, but was still in effect for Lewis County until 4 p.m. and even later for Oswego County.
A travel advisory posted by the Lewis County Sheriff's Department around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday was lifted shortly after noon.
The southern part of Jefferson County and most of Oswego County were getting pounded by lake effect snow.
Blowing snow was creating whiteout conditions in the Pulaski area
Snow was falling at a rate of around two or three inches an hour.
The intense snowfall forced many drivers to turn around.
"My boss has got a snow blower i can go get and as soon as I get my truck out, I'll be using it," said Dan Smith, who was digging out from the snow.
Along with the snow, we also have cold and wind to deal with.
A wind chill warning starts Tuesday night and lasts until morning in Lewis and Jefferson counties and through the day Wednesday in St. Lawrence County.
Temperatures are expected to top out in the 10- to 15-degree range.
Overnight lows could range from 15 to 20 degrees below zero. Wind chills could reach the equivalent of 35 below.
Friday, December 19, 2014, Watertown, NY
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