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Heavy snow and high winds pound upstate New York.

Clearing railroad tracks of snow near Troy, New York, December 29, 1866, artist's impression, zoomable image.
12/27/1866 to 12/28/1866

Heavy winter snowfall stuck upstate New York, causing significant disruptions and isolating large parts of the region.  Albany had twenty inches of snow and Troy, New York had two a fall of two feet in a few hours in a storm local residents said was the worst since 1836.  Troy was cut off for a time with all roads and railroads blocked.  Rail travel was particularly hit, with hundreds of passengers forced to spend the night stranded in their carriages.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Hurricane," New York Times, December 29, 1866, p.1.

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