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Snowstorm Well Underway - Periods of Heavy Snow and Difficult Travel into Tonight

Snowfall rates of 1" to at times 2" per hour are likely this afternoon and this evening across most of the area as low pressure passes to the region's south.  This will cause rapid accumulations and low visibility producing hazardous travel conditions.  The storm will begin winding down after 10-11pm with accumulating snow ending from west to east between 1am and 4am Thursday. Click Here for the CBS6 Weather Forecast Page

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4th New York tornado from Tuesday storms confirmed

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed that a fourth tornado touched down in upstate New York during severe storms that killed four people.

Meteorologists say the twister touched down around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the hamlet of North Creek, in the Adirondacks 70 miles north of Albany. The tornado was rated EF-0 with wind speeds of 85 mph.

Dozens of trees and power lines were knocked down. Some homes were damaged but no injuries were reported.

The same storm system produced three other tornadoes in central New York earlier Tuesday. The worst devastation was in the town of Smithfield, between Utica and Syracuse. Four people were killed and several homes were destroyed or damaged.

Tornadoes were also confirmed in Deerfield, south of Utica, and Lowville, about 55 miles north of Utica.
 
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