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Bitter Cold and Wind to Bring Dangerous Below Zero Wind Chills Through This Morning

Strong low pressure in the Gulf of Maine through today will continue to cause wind gusts locally from 30-35 mph through this afternoon.  The wind in combination with the bitterly cold air in place will drop wind chills to -15 to -25 degrees at times through this morning easing slightly to between -5 and -15 this afternoon as temperatures climb from morning lows near zero into the low to mid teens. Dress appropriately for the cold wearing layers, a hat and mittens and covering exposed skin surfaces to reduce the chance for frost bite which can develop in as little at 15-20 minutes on exposed skin surfaces.

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August 22, 1967 - Scaffolding collapse at Firefighter demo

Updated: Thursday, August 22 2013, 05:29 AM EDT
On this day in our history in 1967, a huge scaffolding collapse in Colonie during the annual state volunteer fireman's association competition .   
   
On warehouse row, fire trucks were beginning to race when the temporary scaffolding along the road collapsed.

 15 people were on the platform, mostly judges and cameramen. There were people beneath it as well.
   
More than 20 people in all were hurt. 5 were hospitalized but none in serious condition.

Colonie's fire chief said his investigation showed a structural defect and some overloading of the archway, but no evidence of negligence.August 22, 1967 - Scaffolding collapse at Firefighter demo


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