Schools delay due to snow; additional 2-4″ snow expected today
There is a winter storm warming in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday for northern New York and north central Vermont. Areas should expect wind chills as low as 25 below zero and 2 to 4 inches of additional snowfall for a storm total of about 2 to 8 inches.
Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake public schools both scheduled at two-hour delay Thursday. There were no delays for Lake Placid and Keene public schools.
The storm interrupted yesterday’s alpine events at the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center in during the International Children’s Games. Dangerously strong winds put the gondola out of service, and a power outage, which lasted about two hours, ending up delaying a few of the downhill races.
As of publication, there were no National Grid or New York State Electric and Gas Corporation outages in the Tri-Lakes area.
On the emergency service ends, things were fairly quiet for the past 24 hours. The Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department responded to only one storm-related call early Thursday morning. A vehicle struck a utility pole on state Route 73 early, and no one in the car was injured.