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Light to Moderate Snowfall Through Friday Morning - Bitter Cold Friday Night

Light snow will overspread the region through the morning hours leading to slick roads and subsequent slow travel conditions.  Expect an average of 2"-5" of snow through the early afternoon on Friday with pockets of 6"+ in the Mohawk valley, Lake George - Saratoga Region, Adirondacks, VT, and the northern Berkshires.  Strong gusty wind and bitterly cold air will follow the snow for Friday night and Saturday with -15 to -25 degree wind chills developing.

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August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
Making headlines on this day in 1970, a practice that's pretty rare now that was common back in the 70's: hitchhiking!

Exit 24 on the thruway was a popular spot.

Our cameras caught up with one young man who was trying to get a ride to New York City.

State police said hitchhiking was against the law, but there wasn't the manpower, judges or jails to handle the problem.August 1, 1970 - Hitchhiker problems


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