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Record-breaking blizzard halts trolleys, sleighs

With 14 inches of snow falling Friday and Saturday night Feb. 11 and 12, 1910, accompanied by wind which swirled it into huge drifts, Warrensburgh and vicinity experienced a genuine blizzard. Traffic on the steam and trolley cars was crippled not withstanding the Delaware & Hudson Valley Co. had all their snow plows and a small army of men at work in a desperate effort to keep the tracks open. The trolley company had several teams of horses and many men drawing the snow off Warrensburgh's main street. M. Harrington and James Harrison were out busy with their teams.

Nine teams and a large gang of men which have been employed at the Finch, Pruyn & Company's lumber camps at Newcomb and Blue Ridge, reached Warrensburgh Feb. 11, 1910 and the men say that there is seven feet of snow in the north woods. Up until now the season has been unusually good for the logging operations. With the large depth of snow in the mountains, the men predict that the Hudson River will see its largest freshet ever this spring.

On the night of Feb. 16, 1910 the wind shifted, the mercury went down several degrees and another storm started in the next morning, continued with renewed vigor and raged all day with more snow predicted for that night. The roads are even impassable for sleighing as the snow is so deep. On Feb. 24, 1910 it was 31 degrees below zero in Warrensburgh. Don't worry, spring will be here in the sweet bye and bye.

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