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Snow wreaks havoc in area Friday

Mar 02, 2018 2:45 pm
The Daily Freeman reports there were widespread power outages March 2, as a winter storm dumped between a few inches to two feet of snow around the WGXC listening area. There was not much snow near the Hudson River, with warmer temperatures, while parts of Schoharie County got over two feet of snow. The heavy, wet snow dragged down trees and power lines, knocking out electricity, at one point, to about one-fourth of Central Hudson's customers. WGXC lost power at its tower site in Greene County, knocking the signal off the FM airwaves for much of the day, though a webstream remained on much of the day. Ice on the antenna kept the 90.7-FM radio signal off the air when power resumed, and then the tower lost power again. Flights at Albany's airport were also delayed and cancelled. Central Hudson spokesperson John Maserjian said the storm is “one of the most severe ... to hit the Hudson Valley in the last 50 years,” adding that “very wet, very heavy snow and wind gusts in excess of 40 mph,” have created a “very serious” situation. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.