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As the East Coast braces for what could be heavy snowfall later this week, the Syracuse area already has received up to a foot of snow

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SYRACUSE, New York — As the East Coast braces for what could be heavy snowfall later this week, the Syracuse area already has more than a foot of snow.

The National Weather Service in Binghamton reports that Onondaga County got large amounts of snow on Tuesday including more than a foot in Camillus, west of Syracuse, and 10 inches in Clay, just north of the city.

Syracuse received 14 inches over a two-day period ending Tuesday.

The lake-effect snow created whiteout conditions along stretches of the New York State Thruway west of Syracuse. Hazardous conditions and multiple accidents caused portions of the Thruway to temporarily close.

Forecasters say a major winter storm could hit the Northeast later this week, with heavy snow from Washington, D.C., to Boston.


This story has been corrected to correct Clay's location to north of the city instead of southwest.

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