Wow. Just wow. The Capital Region is no stranger to snow storms, but in October? That’s a totally different animal. It happened on October 4, 1987. A rare nor’easter dumped up to a foot of snow on parts of the Capital Region.
Since leaves were still on the trees, they caught the snow, weighing down and snapping branches. Limbs fell on homes, cars and power lines. Tens of thousands were without power and most road crews in local towns and cities weren’t ready for the winter weather yet. Needless to say, travel became almost impossible and most families resorted to laying up and lighting candles as the power was out for days.