Saturday, Snow Day: Our Coverage

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The question of the day in Watertown Saturday was simple: where do you put the snow?

The question was more than hypothetical for Michael Roberts, who was helping a friend clear a driveway.

"Eventually, we're gonna run out of space," Roberts said.

City Department of Public Works crews need a break in the snowfall of about eight hours in order to reduce the height of the city's snow banks. They didn't get the break Saturday, and were back out plowing.

"It takes six to seven hours for us to go through the entire city and get everything plowed up," said Pat Keenan, a DPW official.

There was no official total for the amount of additional snow that fell overnight Friday and Saturday morning and afternoon, but it seemed pretty clear that it was at least several inches.

One weary plow driver told us "It's been crazy busy. We go a couple days with no sleep."

To see Watertown's snowy Saturday, click on the picture to watch 7 News reporter Candace Dunkley's story.

You can also watch people enjoying the outdoors in Carthage, where the Chamber of Commerce's annual Winter Fest was held Saturday. There were horse drawn sleigh rides, ice bowling and a cardboard sled contest.

We have video from Carthage, right after Candace's story.

And finally, hard to believe but it was just a month ago that the north country got socked by a blizzard that dumped several feet of snow. In Adams, people opened the fire hall and their homes to stranded truckers and motorists - state senator Patty Ritchie honored the community Saturday, and we were there to see some of the celebration.

Again, you can watch any or all of our coverage by clicking on the picture.
 

 

Friday, August 29, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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