North country avoids worst of winter storm

Updated: Dec. 2, 2019 at 1:20 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - While other parts of the state got hit hard by a winter storm, the north country avoided the worst of it.

A look at Watertown shows a few inches, but it didn't add up to too much. it still, though, had people pulling out their snowblowers and shovels for one of the first times this season.

Francee Calarco spent the day clearing out her own business and then the sidewalk in front of the Jefferson County Historical Society, which was closed for the day and had no one to shovel.

"The city is responsible for some of our sidewalks going through our property but not the front sidewalk, so that's our responsibility," said Calarco, president of the Jefferson County Historical Society Board of Directors. "We don't want anybody slipping and falling and we want it to be a nice sidewalk, just like they are all the way down the street."

Calarco says this snow was light and fluffy - easy to clean up.

Snow, sleet and freezing rain swept into Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and much of New England Sunday afternoon. A foot or more of snow was forecast for parts of eastern New York and New England.

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