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    Posted February 9, 2014 by
    Liberty1955
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    Watertown, New York
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    Wintry weather 2014

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    Lake Effect Snow Storm Update- Watertown, NY- Sunday, February 9, 2014

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Liberty1955 captured this video of Watertown, New York, after it received 41 inches of snow over the course of 36 hours. "The snow is causing people to look more cautiously at every intersection...you have to inch into the intersection past the stop sign to see if there's traffic," he said. The high snow banks have forced the city to start hauling and dumping the snow into rivers.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    So the lake effect storm has tapered off for now. Sunday, my son asked for a ride from the YMCA to his frien's so we decided to explore a little of the city in the aftermath of 41" of snow.
    The first video shows State Street and the size of the snow banks.
    We turned down a side street on the way home after dropping off David to see what Thompson Park looked like.
    Parents had taken their kids to slide on the hill. The snow, now just a fine mist continued to fall.
    The third video is of Thompson Blvd.
    The banks are still high and there is talk of where to put all the snow.
    Watertown has received over 145" so far this Winter.
    Tug Hill Plateau has gotten more than 227" and it only the first week of February.
    Newzjunky, our local online news source has carried some of the photos submitted by the residents in the area.
    Some guy in Rodman, posted a picture of his truck along side a 12' snow bank outside of Watertown near the Tug Hill.
    The photos can be seen at:
    https://www.facebook.com/newzjunky
    The last video is of Saturday night while the storm was still happening.
    The forecast for Watertown, NY, this week? More snow.
    No surprises here.
    Cliff Olney in Watertown, NY

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