Apr 28, 2010 5:01 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Wintry conditions in New York, New England

Spring has taken a break in northern New York and northern New England where there has been a rare late-season snowstorm. It dumped up to 2 feet of heavy, wet snow.

The result has been a day off for school children and power outages caused by heavy snow that brought down power lines. Tens of thousands have been affected.

The National Weather Service says more than 20 inches of snow fell on the western slopes of Vermont's Green Mountains. In one mountain town, residents without power went to the local library to stay warm and surf the Web.

Getting around has been a challenge. Some residents had already replaced their snow tires. In Lake Placid, N.Y., one skier said he's thankful for a day or two of bonus skiing. But more seasonal weather is returning rapidly.

Forecasters say temperatures are expected to hit 50 tomorrow and the 70's by the weekend.


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