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Bitter Cold and Wind to Bring Dangerous Below Zero Wind Chills Tonight

Low pressure will rapidly intensify in the Guld of Maine tonight causing the wind to increase from the west-northwest in gusts from 35-40 mph driving a bitterly cold air mass into the region.  Temperatures will plunge to near or below zero with wind chills later tonight through Saturday morning dropping to a range of -15 to -25 at times.  Dress appropriately for the cold wearing layers, a hat and gloves and covering exposed skin surfaces to reduce the chance for frost bite which can set develop in as little at 15-20 minutes on exposed skin surfaces. Pets should be brought in - if you're cold they are too.

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August 22, 1967 - Scaffolding collapse at Firefighter demo

Updated: Thursday, August 22 2013, 05:29 AM EDT
On this day in our history in 1967, a huge scaffolding collapse in Colonie during the annual state volunteer fireman's association competition .   
   
On warehouse row, fire trucks were beginning to race when the temporary scaffolding along the road collapsed.

 15 people were on the platform, mostly judges and cameramen. There were people beneath it as well.
   
More than 20 people in all were hurt. 5 were hospitalized but none in serious condition.

Colonie's fire chief said his investigation showed a structural defect and some overloading of the archway, but no evidence of negligence.August 22, 1967 - Scaffolding collapse at Firefighter demo


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