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December 31, 2012

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“The snow plows have been out since 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon,” he said.

The highway crew cleared roads all day Saturday and again went out 3 a.m. Sunday to plow out roads, which were blocked with 10-foot snow drifts.

Mr. Cross said last night as far as he knew the roads in the Town of Otsego were clear but that if the wind kept up, he would be afraid to look at the roads.

Many highway superintendents said that the “roads are now passable,” and many added they would again have to plow early this morning if the wind kept blowing.

One superintendent declared, “It’s windy as the devil and cold as the devil.”

The official weather forecast for the Oneonta area recorded the wind velocity at 20 to 25 miles an hour. In some further regions of the Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie County area, though, winds were recorded at 42 and 51 miles an hour.

The Town of Middletown, probably the hardest struck in the area, had winds of 51 miles an hour, which shattered store windows.

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