New York News
12:32 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Two storm deaths in New York; Long Island pounded with 30+ inches of snow

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two deaths in upstate New York are being attributed to the storm.

State police say a 23-year-old man died when the tractor he was using to plow his driveway overturned in Columbia County Friday evening. And a 74-year-old man died when a car slid and hit him as he walked on a Poughkeepsie road.

The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of 10-12 inches in the mid-Hudson Valley and Adirondacks; 8 inches at Buffalo; 12 inches at Rochester; 6.5 inches in suburban Albany; and 9 inches in Syracuse.

There were scattered power outages upstate, but most service was restored by late Saturday morning. New York City has suffered surprisingly few power outages, but Wendy Ladd of National Grid says there are about 10,000 customers without electricity this morning on long island, most in hard-hit eastern Suffolk County.

Long Island got the heaviest snow, according to the National Weather Service, which said several towns topped two feet with a high of more than 30 inches in some areas.