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Blizzard of ’93 remains region’s second-largest March storm

Robert Russell has a small shovel and big snowbanks on Chrisler Avenue in Schenectady shortly after the blizzard of 1993. Snow began falling around dawn on Saturday, March 13. The next day, 26.6 inches of white stuff was on the ground.
Robert Russell has a small shovel and big snowbanks on Chrisler Avenue in Schenectady shortly after the blizzard of 1993. Snow began falling around dawn on Saturday, March 13. The next day, 26.6 inches of white stuff was on the ground.
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Winter delivered a wallop to the Capital Region 20 years ago this week. It was the blizzard of 1993 — a nor’easter that dropped 26.6 inches of snow in the middle of March. The storm was a deadly event. Four people lost their lives. Snow began to swirl around dawn on Saturday, March 13 and quickly covered bare grass and dry pavement. Winds showed up. So did tall drifts. “It’s definitely the most powerful storm ...


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