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North country digging out

Those in the north country were greeted with the highest snowfall totals in the area during this early season first snow storm.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 6:29 PM

Port Lyden, N.Y. - Many in Central New York woke up Friday morning to the sight of anywhere from a few inches of snow to more than a foot, after the first big snow storm of the season.

According to News Channel 2 Meteorologists, Port Lyden was the winner of the seeing the most snow sweepstakes, coming it at a total of 14 inches.

People were out, digging out, pretty early Friday morning in and around Port Leyden, either shoveling or snow blowing.

Dave Fox had two shovels as he crossed Route 12 in the center of Port Leyden to head back home late Friday morning. You see, after he did his own driveway earlier in the morning, he headed out to the other side of Route 12 to help some folks he knows who can't shovel themselves. He joked about why he had two shovels, "I use one to hold me up, and the other to shovel." Fox has arthritis in both knees but still managed to get out and do what he could to help, "Well, hey, I could either sit down and not do anything or get up and do something."

Fellow Port Leyden resident Damien Worden was out snow blowing. He says from the looks of things this early, he expects it to be a long, snowy winter, "I think we'll have more snow than usual, with the way it started up. You get these early snows, they usually stay around. We need it up in Old Forge for the snowmobiles, so hopefully it'll stay."

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