Well, you certainly don't see something like this everyday. To say that a pretty severe snowstorm on Saturday wrought havoc on the Northeast is probably an understatement. The last time I viewed a national news organization's site, there were something like 9 people killed and upwards of 1 million people left without electrical power. In our region, my second HS divisional playoff game was canceled, just as the snow began blanketing the turf field a little after noontime. Editing and transmitting from the warm press box helped, but the drive home that normally would've taken 30 minutes, required an hour and a half on the interstate in slushy, wet snow. Neighborhoods in my town are still without power and I'm writing this on Monday morning, the 31st. I certainly hope this isn't any indication of what's to come this winter... ~cg.
NEWBURGH, NY. A Newburgh firefighter returns to his vehicle after responding to a call on Sunday morning, October 30, 2011. A rare October snowstorm dumped several inches of snow in the Northeast region, downing trees and causing power outtages to thousands in the tri-state area. © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS
NEWBURGH, NY. A Newburgh firefighter returns to the firehouse after they responded to a call on Saturday evening, October 29, 2011. A rare October snowstorm dumped several inches of snow in the Northeast region, downing trees and causing power outtages to thousands in the tri-state area. © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS
(2) - Washingtonville fans braved the snowstorm prior to the Section 9 Class AA Divisional Playoff game between NFA and Washingtonville at Faller Field in Middletown, NY on Saturday, October 29, 2011. The game was postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled for Monday evening. © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record