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3 days of lake-effect storms dump up to 2 ft. of snow on New York areas east of Lake Ontario


OSWEGO, New York — Areas along Lake Ontario's eastern end have received 1 to 2 feet of lake-effect snow since New Year's Eve.

The National Weather Service reports the storms that began on Wednesday have dropped up to 24 inches in Oswego County, 20 inches in parts of Jefferson County and 12 inches in Lewis County.

The weather service has issued a lake-effect snow warning effective until 7 p.m. Friday in Oswego County, where another 4 to 7 inches is expected by the end of the day.

The fresh snow is welcomed in the Tug Hill Plateau region east of Lake Ontario. The area covering parts of Oswego, Jefferson and Lewis counties is the state's snowiest and a popular snowmobiling destination, but it had little or no snow on the ground at the start of the week.

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