Winter Storm Dumps Nearly 30 Inches of Snow on Watertown, New York

A winter storm dumped nearly 30 inches of lake-effect snow on Watertown, New York, on February 27 and 28, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

A blizzard warning was issued for several upstate New York counties as blowing snow and gusty winds produced whiteout conditions in the area.

Southern Watertown received 28.3 inches as of 10 am on Friday, according to the NWS snow reports. This video, filmed by Dan Hummel, shows drivers navigating blizzard conditions and decreased visibility in Watertown, in New York’s Jefferson County.

“Travel will be very difficult to impossible. Blowing and drifting snow will significantly reduce visibility,” NWS forecasters said.

The NWS said the blizzard warning was in effect for Oswego, Jefferson, and Lewis counties until 4 pm, following blizzard warnings on Thursday. Credit: Dan Hummel via Storyful