Heavy snow brings weighty burden to Capital Region residents

March 08, 2018 01:38 PM

Police and electrical crews have been busy dealing with reports of downed trees and wires throughout the Capital Region. It's all thanks to the heavy, wet snow that fell on Wednesday into early Thursday.

Meanwhile, residents were busy trying to dig out from a second big snowfall in a week.

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In Lansingburgh, Tom Furman, a retired GE worker, is helping his neighbors clear out with his small snowblower.

"Everybody works together here. We all help each other. That's what it's about – neighborhood, you know," said Furman.

Joe Halloran was clearing the sidewalk by using a much larger snowblower.

"It does make it easier – 10 minutes work versus an hour. So yeah, it pays for itself over time," said Halloran. "I know that it's almost over. So as quick as it comes now, it dissipates."

At 12th Avenue and 19th Street in Watervliet, a mom and her girls took a snow-covered tree and made it very colorful by using sidewalk chalk spray paint.

"Even if it's snowy, have a great day," said Tina Turner, the mom.

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