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Snow and Gusty Wind on Tuesday - Poor Travel Conditions Expected

A Nor'easter  is expected to impact the region today, but the impact around the Capital Region looks to be on the lighter side, as the storm takes a more Easterly track. Snow will become steadier from SE to NW this morning, with snowfall of varying intensity through this afternoon and evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 15-20 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions at times through late tonight. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 2-6" are expected, with higher amounts across western New England.

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The Bottom Line: Utility Bill Phone Scam

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM -- Police are warning residents about a new type of scam that's using National Grid's company name.


A Bottom Line Alert from Rotterdam Police, who are now investigating the scam.


They say a business in the town received a phone call from someone claiming to be an employee of National Grid, and that person told the business it hadn't paid for a new electric meter so their power was set to be turned off.
 
To stop that from happening, the caller said the business owner could buy MoneyPak debit cards at a local store, and then turn over the code numbers on the back of the cards so the supposed employee could retrieve the money.
 
Bottom Line:  Police say this is a scam - so if you receive such a phone call, do not send any money or give out any information.

The Bottom Line: Utility Bill Phone Scam


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