A snowy start to spring in Cooperstown

Cooperstown digging out after spring whiteout.

Posted: Mar. 22, 2019 11:37 AM
Updated: Mar. 22, 2019 6:32 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y - Spring may have already made its arrival, but winter seems to be sticking around. Residents woke up friday morning to heavy snow and whiteout conditions.

"When I went to sleep it was like warm and forty, but when i woke up it was snow and slush," said Joeseph Pepaj.

The heavy, wet snow caused more than a dozen school delays, and several facilities to close.

It's also caused power outages for many in Otsego County. More than 1,600 people are without power in the Laurens/Hartwick area, thanks to the heavy, wet snow that is falling there.

 Snow plows were out in full force trying to clear the roads.

The snow is also throwing off the start of this year's baseball season. The fields in the area covered in snow.

"We were already preparing for baseball season but now we have a game that we were planning on playing next weekend but I don't think that's going to happen, Aydin  Schallert.

Dan Mckay visited from Orange, California. He was shocked with the amount of snow that we got.

"Nuts, no words to describe it, I haven't seen it like this in year's years," said Mckay.

Others said that this type of weather is part of living in Central New York.

Well its march, and that's what happens in march. sometimes spring comes early and that's what happens. If you have lived around here long enough you know that this is part of the deal."

There's a snow emergency in Cooperstown. It started Friday morning and lasts through noon Saturday – meaning no parking on village streets.

Parking is available at Doubleday Field.

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