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"49 inches in 38 hours leaves a 33 inch base (Redfield NY)...and it is snowing again." Carolyn Yeardon deep in the white stuff, shared with NCPR via Facebook
"49 inches in 38 hours leaves a 33 inch base (Redfield NY)...and it is snowing again." Carolyn Yeardon deep in the white stuff, shared with NCPR via Facebook

How do you cope with that much snow?

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The Tug Hill Plateau has gotten big snow this week, and it's still coming.

Carol Yerdon lives up there, in Redfield. In her backyard, Yerdon measured 49 inches of snow within 36 hours from lake-effect storms that began Tuesday, and 15 inches more overnight. That's a lot, even for the Tug Hill.

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Todd Moe
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Yeardon says, "In the past, we’ve gotten 140 inches in 10 days, but that involves three separate storms, so for one storm to bring us almost 50 inches, that’s even significant for us."

Hearing those numbers yesterday, we asked her to tell us how you cope with that much snow. Yerdon said they were averaging an inch and hour, and sometimes three to four inches came down in an hour.

"You know, go out every hour or two and shovel.  The plowing of the driveway, when you’re using bigger equipment, it’s a lot easier to let it build up a little bit, but again, you really don’t want to let it get ahead of you," advises Yeardon.

 

 

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