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Freak snowstorm slammed region 25 years ago today

Hazardous driving conditions arrived with the wet snow on Oct. 4, 1987. This motorist slid off Route 7 in Duanesburg; several other accidents happened during the day.
Hazardous driving conditions arrived with the wet snow on Oct. 4, 1987. This motorist slid off Route 7 in Duanesburg; several other accidents happened during the day.
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People anticipate the rustle of leaves in early October. They do not expect the crackling of trees, heavy snow and power outages before Halloween. Residents of the Capital Region experienced an unusual winter-in-autumn drama 25 years ago today. On Sunday, Oct. 4, 1987, an unexpected storm dropped 61⁄2 inches of snow in Schenectady and the surrounding area. Parts of the Catskills received as much as 20 inches. Residents stashed leaf rakes and pulled out snow ...

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