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    Default Christmas Snow Storm

    Just wanted to ask how the upstate brothers were making out with the storm. We had some snow later in the evening causing some bumper cars. Overall it could have been worse with all the travelers. Well, Hope you all had a safe and happy holiday.

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    Well, we've had some practice driving in the snow already this year a few times. Those who cannot drive must have stayed home, it was pretty darn uneventfull!!!
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    Glad to hear it was uneventfull. Hope you had a great holiday. I see your from the boarder of PA. Would you deal with Dickson City PA at all? Those guys bailed us out once while we were heading to the Academy. Stay safe.

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    Wink Dodged the bullit-?snowflake?

    We got only an inch or two in the north country but the Herkimer area got hammered. Watched the news last night and there was over 2 1/2 feet on tne ground. The town of Illion declared a state of emergency.
    XCAPT1,do you know any of the crew from North Belmore FD? They came up an helped us out during the 1998 Ice Storm. We're coming up on the fifth aniversary of that event and just want them to know they are still remembered and appreciated.

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    No,Sorry I don't know the guys from North Belmore. They are in Nassau County and my department is in the middle of Suffolk County. The only time I've seen them is during parade season and I don't march that nuch anymore. I do remember the storm you are talking about. Suffolk sent up a bunch of departments.

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    Here in Upper Westchester County (about 40 miles north of NYC) got a foot of the white stuff. Multiple MVA's going on at once. Possible structure fire (ended up being wires down) plus numerous EMS jobs. During one job the ambulance got stuck in a snow bank and had to be towed out.

    All in all NOT a fun day.

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    The Rochester area didn't do to bad. About 1 foot of snow. Road travel was relatively light because of the holiday, so not too many accidents.

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    Default 27" and still digging

    We got 27" in my city and handled 12 calls...all routine
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    Southern Tier had no major storm related problems. I was shoveling the front sidewalk all day though. The snow blower picked that day to die.
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    Actually I live pretty close to Elmira in the southern tier. It's only about 15 minute drive to my home from there.
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    The Lake George/Saratoga Region got slammed. I ended up with 23" outside my door. Our first call came just as I was getting ready to bite into Christmas dinner around 1500. It turned out to be a very long evening.
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