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Snow Develops This Afternoon - Transitions to Sleet and Freezing Rain at Night

The next storm will spread snow into the region today mainly between the hours of 3-5 pm, with a transition to sleet then freezing rain in many areas prior to midnight.  This is likely to make for a slow and messy evening commute. Snow accumulations prior to the switch will be variable and dependent on the exact timing of the changeover but in general  will range from 2"-4" in most spots.  Locally 3"-6" of snow will be possible in the Mohawk valley, Adirondacks, Lake George-Saratoga Region, Vermont and the Berkshires where snow is more likely to last longer.  0.10" to 0.15" of ice accretion will be possible into early Wednesday morning on top of the snow.

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August 5, 1966 - Motorcycle helmet saves life

Updated: Monday, August 5 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
On this day in 1966... The motorcycle helmet bill was signed into law in New York.

That same day on routes 9 and 155 in Latham, a 23-year-old Cohoes man was in an accident-thrown from the bike to the road, landing right on his head.

He was wearing a helmet.

State police say the man would have been severely injured or killed if he wasn't wearing the helmet.

That night he was reported in good condition at Albany Memorial.August 5, 1966 - Motorcycle helmet saves life


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