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2/11/2007

N.Y. lake effect snow hits 9.5-feet deep

Breaking Earth News: New York, USA
Less than a month ago it seemed more like spring.
Photo: Resident clears a path to his fuel-oil tank in Parish, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007. (AP Photo)
Slideshow: Cold weather felt across U.S.

Feb 11, 2007
PARISH, N.Y. - The snow got even deeper Sunday but the end was in sight after a weeklong series of squalls that have buried towns on one corner of Lake Ontario.
By early Sunday, the persistent streams of squalls fueled by moisture from the lake had piled snow 115 inches deep at the Oswego County town of Parish, about 25 miles northeast of Syracuse.
Residents of the nearby town of Mexico see 5- to 6-foot snowfalls every two or three years, but this time even hardened locals are amazed.
"Gosh, three weeks ago there was green on the ground. We got spoiled," Parish Mayor Leon Heagle said. "This just came fast. This is not normal. God, we can't catch a break. I feel like getting right in the car and driving south, but I'd probably get in trouble."
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