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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Monday Night into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England Monday night, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty wind at times causing blowing and drifting snow, potential whiteout conditions at times leading to dangerous travel late Monday night through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   


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Channel 6 News - Search Results

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Crews Search for missing boater

UPDATE:  Lt. Steven Stockdale has confirmed that the body of William Scott, the man reported missing, has been recovered Friday afternoon.

An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.

HAGUE -- Rescue crews were out searching Wednesday afternoon for a man who went missing after a 17 foot fishing vessel capsized Tuesday morning on Lake George. We're told the three men were very familiar with the spot off Hague Town Beach. The vessel went down just before 10am Tuesday. On board, 70 year old Thomas Greene of Derby Connecticut, 74 year old George Boss of West Kingston Rhode Island, and 59 year old William Scott of Westerlo. Scott went missing while the other two men were pulled to safety.

"The down riggers that were in the water may have snagged an object or something under the water which caused the back of the boat to go down and take on water," says Warren County undersheriff, Shawn Lamouree.

"There's a couple of sunken islands out there and they're on most of the maps and on the radar if you have a sonar on your boat you can usually see it and the guys were familiar but the problem is they had two down riggers," adds Hague Councilman Steve Rament.

Down riggers allow fishing lures to go to deep sections of the lake and while police say they get snagged often, the Warren County Sheriffs say they have not heard of them causing an accident. Rescue crews called off their search Tuesday evening before sundown We asked police if this was standard procedure.

At that point in time the divers could only be in the water for a certain period of time and they reached that maximum period and that's why they called it off, says Lamouree.

The commotion kept many beach goers at home Wednesday.

"There's not nearly as many people as there normally would be I mean today is a gorgeous day it's 92 degrees and there's no one here at the beach I think everyone is pretty shaken up," says lifeguard Jamie Patchett.

Jamie Patchett says she's been a lifeguard on the lake for 7 years and says only experienced boaters should have been on the water given the conditions.

"It was really really choppy I was out on the lake personally on my jet ski and it was rough out there."

We're told the 2 survivors of Tuesday's boating accident have been very cooperative in this investigation the investigation is ongoing into exactly what happened.

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