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30 years later: The October Snowstorm

30 years later: The October Snowstorm (WRGB)

NISKAYUNA, NY (WRGB)--30 years ago Wednesday, an unprecedented storm buried parts of New York and Western New England.

It led to deaths, injuries and a huge amount of property damage and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

Albany got 6 1/2 inches, but some areas saw as many as two feet of wet snow.

The trees still had their leaves when the storm hit, which played a big role in bringing down tree limbs and power lines.

It took up to two weeks before some people got their power back.

October of '87 remains the snowiest October on record for Albany.

October 4th is also still the earliest measurable snowfall for the city.


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