ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - The month of March is coming in like a lion, from spring-like temperatures then back to reality within 24 hours. Low pressure making an impact on the Twin Tiers, with the snow beginning Thursday afternoon for portions of Steuben and Schuyler counties, and by the time many woke up Friday morning they were dealing with over a foot of snow.
As expected a huge difference in totals based on location, ranging from well over a foot in the high elevations to just a few inches in the valleys. And places like Eldridge Park here in Chemung County only saw close to about two inches of snow but now our focus is turning on the wind speeds that are gusting anywhere from 30 to 40 miles per hour at times, it is picking up and drifting that snow across the roadways creating very dangerous driving conditions.
The wind is causing other problems as well, that heavy wet snow that had piled on power lines and trees is making it easier for them to break and knock out power. Additional power outages will be possible heading through the overnight. Sara Stierly in Tuscarora says they got close to about 5 inches of snow from the winter storm.
"It's weighing down all the pine trees and stuff and all the bushes," said Stierly a resident of Tuscarora. "The power lines especially, some of them are sagging and there are a couple roads closed on 414 because of power lines down, so..."
This was not a record breaking event but certainly one to remember for those who received the brunt of the storm through Steuben and Schuyler counties.
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