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Route 73 reopened after crashes in snow (2nd update)

November 23, 2011
By the Associated Press and Enterprise staff

Residents of parts of northeastern New York woke up to several inches of wet, heavy snow, which made driving difficult.

State Route 73 was reopened after being closed this morning when four tractor-trailers jackknifed and blocked the road, according to state police. Brad Jaques, head driver for the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department, said the trucks got stuck on the hill between the Cascade Lakes and Keene. He said no one was injured and there was no damage to any of the vehicles.

The National Weather Service reports 12 inches of snow in Wilmington and 7 inches in Lake Placid. Moriah received 9 inches and the Plattsburgh area 8 inches. Five to 7 inches fell overnight in Saratoga and Warren counties, where the snow had turned to rain by this morning.

Article Photos

Jerome “Champ” Branch shovels heavy, wet snow this morning in front of the Rob Grant and Associates real estate office on Broadway, Saranac Lake.
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Snow is falling across a swath of northern New York from the eastern end of Lake Ontario to the Vermont border, with rain falling across other upstate areas.

Forecasters say the weather will clear up in time for Thanksgiving Day, with mostly sunny skies expected and temperatures reaching into the mid 40s Thursday and lower 50s Friday.



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