Thursday, October 6, 2016

It was fall's 'snowy crippler'

A quarter-century after an early nor'easter, many still remember its heavy impact. The storm stranded thousands of tourists during peak foliage weekend. 21 inches fell in North Springfield, 18 inches in Bennington County. Tens of thousands were without electricity.

It was the earliest snow of record for some locations. The storm claimed 17 lives in central New York State, injured 332 persons, and in Vermont caused seventeen million dollars damage. The six inch snow at Albany NY was their earliest measurable snow in 117 years of records.

www.timesunion.com     www.nytimes.com    

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