Upstate New York pelted with 3 feet of snow

By Arturo Garcia
Monday, May 27, 2013 13:03 EDT
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New York state’s Adriondacks region was recovering on Monday after a storm dumped 3 feet of snow into the area over the weekend, the Associated Press reported.

A spokesperson for the Whiteface Mountain ski resort told the AP the 5,000-foot tall mountain was covered in powder following the deluge, which started Saturday but increased Sunday. A spokesperson for the National Weather Service said to the AP that the snow was accompanied by strong winds.

The Whiteface Veteran’s Memorial Highway, which rolls through the backside of the mountain, had to be closed. The freak snowfall on the mountain, which stands along the border between New York and Vermont was part of a larger pattern of turbulent weather in the region.

WPTZ-TV reported on Monday that the Vermont Emergency Management office closed another highway, state route 5, while issuing flood warnings for the Barton and Connecticut rivers after heavy rainfall.

[Image: "Snowy Groomer" via Shutterstock]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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