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6:42 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Rochester Digs Out From Winter Storm

The Rochester and Finger Lakes region are digging out from the first major storm of the winter season.


The National Weather Service say the storm dumped 9 inches of snow on Rochester overnight, with some areas outside Rochester getting 14 inches of snow. The storm blanketed Western New York, leaving icy roadways and stranded cars. The National Weather Service has lifted the storm warning, but is cautioning that another 1-3 inches of snow could fall on the area before the noon hour.


This is a large storm system that started in Texas yesterday, moved through the northeast and has moved off to the Adirondacks this morning. The National Weather service in Buffalo noted the size of the storm system, saying it covered a large section of upstate New York.


Some major airlines canceled or delayed early morning flights, but airport officials are hoping flights will return to normal schedules by mid-morning.