NY roadways standing up to heavy weekend snowfall

| 2/12/2007

It's definitely a winter wonderland in upstate New York, but amazingly, it hasn't brought the region's roadways to a complete halt.

According to The Associated Press, the city of Redfield, which is about 45 miles north of Syracuse, has unofficially received 156 inches of snow.

In Oswego County - where the very heaviest snow has fallen - residents finally saw a lull in the tumultuous weather Monday. However, another blast of snow from Lake Ontario may be headed their way by mid-week.

Despite Gov. Eliot Spitzer declaring Oswego County a disaster area, Interstate 81 and all other major area highways are reported open.

New York DOT spokesman Tony Ilacqua told "Land Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio that the state's road crews are used to dealing with snow removal - just not in this quantity..

Ilacqua said extra snowplows and crews were brought in from around the state to keep the highways open.

- By Reed Black, staff writer