Snow is falling on parts of Tug Hill at the rate of 3 to 4 inches an hour.
7 News reporter Chris Horvatits travelled into that area Tuesday morning -- and back. See the live reports he phoned in.
Click on the picture above to see video he brought back from his adventure.
In his travels, he encountered four SUNY Oswego students who spent the night in their car keeping an eye on the storm from the Tugger's parking lot in Barnes corners.
"It's not the first time we had to do it," said meteorology student Kayla Fenimore. "I didn't get any sleep. It's not the easiest to sleep in the car overnight."
"I definitely got a boost of energy when we saw the thunderstorm and lightning, just because it's such a rare thing," Christina Reis said. "Then it started to go downhill because it got really cold again."
The scene was the same everywhere he went -- Adams, Rodman, Barnes Corners and Pinkney -- whiteout conditions and cars off the road.
Reporter Asa Stackel phoned in live from Lewis County. He said Route 12 remains closed between Lowville and Copenhagen.
He said conditions are so bad, the town of Denmark has taken its plows off the road.
According to Emergency Service Coordinator Jim Martin, Lowville firefighters are stopping drivers at village limits as they head toward Copenhagen.
The Lowville fire hall has been opened up as a refuge for stranded motorists.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Watertown, NY
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