In 2019, Mother Nature was a talking point. The year brought several major weather events, including devastating flooding and crippling blizzards.
In terms of snowfall, February's blizzard stands out. Within a day over a foot of snow crippled the region. The extreme winds and whiteout conditions caused several car crashes. Weather forecasters said over a foot of snow fell that day.
Spring brought several inches of rain. In June Whitesboro's flood-prone areas causing concern to local officials. Debris nearly backing up parts of the Sauquoit Creek.
But fast forward to Halloween night, it was a completely different story. Oneida and Herkimer counties declaring a state of emergency. Herkimer county suffering the most devastation. Floodwaters washing away homes. In other parts, some of the area's major roads were destroyed.
Frigid temperatures causing this massive water main break on Oriskany Street in Utica. Crews working almost 24 hours to fix it.
The arterial also flooded again. Torrential rain crippling one of Utica's busiest roadways and flooding much of the area around it. New barriers were installed later in the year to try and prevent future flooding.