North Country gets slammed with snow and bitter cold temperatures

Folks in the North Country continue to deal with freezing cold temperatures and feet of snow.

Frank Weal has seen a lot of tough winters in the town of Adams over the years. But the retired Watertown city worker say it has been a long time since it has been this cold. "The last twenty years it hasn't been this bad," he said.

Across the North Country Tuesday, many people struggled to deal with a paralyzing winter storm that brought bitter cold temperatures and heavy lake effect snow. The snow made worse by wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour that made the temperature feel close to 30 below zero.

CNY Central First Alert Chief Meteorologist Wayne Mahar says some locations east of Lake Ontario will end up with three to four feet of snow by the time this winds down on Wednesday.

Weal says he is planning to stay off the roads because the blowing snow makes driving just too dangerous. "It's the visibility there is not that much snow. It is just the visibility that is bad," he said.