The Greater Utica region deals with latest snowstorm


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The second largest snowstorm of the season left its mark Wednesday, with accidents, down power lines and even snow emergencies in local municipalities. However, some locals were optimistic, enjoying the snow day.

A total of eight inches piled on the ground in the Greater Utica Region keeping kids and parents home for a snow day.

" It's expected. We've actually had it pretty mild," Neil Wood of Deerfield said, "January hasn't been too bad. We had a couple dry weeks so it's not bad. The kids enjoy it."

Woods' kids made snow angels, threw snowballs and enjoyed the day off. While, 15 year old Deshawn Yearby of Deerfield could be seen helping his father with the snow blower and shoveling.

Carol Grzesiak of New Hartford, who bikes to work, can't wait until Spring.

" I ride because it's how I get around you know I go to work with my bike too."

The Greater Utica Region wasn't the only area hit by Old Man Winter's wrath. One of the hardest hit areas locally, was Morris in Otesgo County. People spent the majority of their day digging out from under just about a foot of snow in some places.

Snow emergencies are still currently in affect for Utica, Rome, Oneonta, the Village of Herkimer, the Village of Whitesboro and the Village of Ilion.

Oneida County has issued a no unnecessary travel advisory remaining in effect until further notice. Heavy snowfall has caused significant travel problems throughout the area.

In Lewis County, there is a travel advisory until further notice. The county advises caution as hazardous driving conditions could be encountered.


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