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Pockets of freezing rain will remain possible into early afternoon for parts of the area. Areas most prone to slick surfaces include the Adirondacks, Mohawk Valley, Catskills, Berkshires and southern Vermont. Any glazing will be light but only a small amount of ice on an untreated surface can make it slippery. As temperatures warm above freezing through the afternoon, all precipitation will change over to just plain rain.

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May 21, 1970: Burning off Pollution in Rensselaer County

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
We're taking you back to 1970, when burning was considered a solution to a pollution problem at Rensselaer Lagoon.

A company in a remote location in Nassau was dumping waste from around 1955 to 1967 ... Neighbors finally complained, so the state and Rensselaer county health departments issued permits to burn the waste.

A 24-hour burn was scheduled for following weekend.May 21, 1970: Burning off Pollution in Rensselaer County

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