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Wintry Mixed Precipitation Causes Slow and Slick Travel Through the Night

A rapid transition from snow to sleet will continue across the region this evening with an ultimate switch to freezing rain in most locations before midnight.  With the fast sleet transition snowfall totals will be reduced with many areas seeing 1"-3" with localized amounts of 3"-6" in the southern Adirondacks, Lake George-Saratoga Region, Vermont, the Berkshires, and the Taconics prior to midnight with up to 0.10" of a glaze of icing on top of the snow. Most if not all of the precipitation will be over by or shortly before daybreak with travel conditions improving for the morning commute.

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The Bottom Line : Another Phone Scam Warning

Updated: Friday, October 4 2013, 09:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A Bottom Line Alert about a phone scam making the rounds.
   
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they received reports of two separate suspicious phone calls Wednesday night, in which the caller posed as police.

In both cases, officials say the caller identified himself as "Detective Abraham" from an unknown police department - and the caller ID showed up as "V of G Police Department."
   
Police say the caller told whoever picked up the phone that they owed money, and that a warrant was out for their arrest.
   
This is very similar to other phone scams that CBS 6's Dori Marlin has warned about in the past.

The "real" officials tell Dori, they never collect money owed via phone - so if you get one of the calls, don't give out any money or personal information, and instead hang up immediately.
The Bottom Line : Another Phone Scam Warning


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