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Winter Storm Makes a Mess in Scarsdale

This story was updated at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Scarsdale got its first true taste of winter Saturday, with snow blanketing the area and turning roads and highways into a slippery, sloppy mess.

More than 3 inches had fallen by 11 a.m., and Weather Underground called for 1 to 3 more by Saturday afternoon. The National Weather Service had a winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m. At 11:30 a.m., it was 23 degrees with a wind chill factor making it feel like 14.

According to Village Manager Alfred Gatta, 12 trucks were equipped with plows and sanders, and an additional eight trucks equipped to plow dead ends, parking areas and smaller locations were to be deployed Saturday.

"The forecast for Monday is temperatures in the 50-degree range," Gatta said Friday night. "Let's hope that Mother Nature will help in the snow removal and keep our cost down."

Plows were seen working the village streets after 10 a.m., as cars traveled slowly around Scarsdale. Trucks were out before dawn, laying down salt, sand or other mixtures designed to melt the snow before it turns to ice.

The Scarsdale Public Library remained closed until 1 p.m., according to a worker clearing snow from the front walkway. The Recreation Department canceled 8 a.m. basketball games and Chess Club today.

Metro North service was affected by the storm.

Temperatures were forecast to remain below freezing Saturday and Sunday's high was expected to be in the low to mid 30s with the possibility of freezing rain and sleet Sunday night. The National Weather Service called for highs around 50 degrees on Monday.

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