A late-season snow storm started dropping accumulation on Chenango County late Sunday evening. By Monday morning, the wet, heavy snow had begun to cause problems, knocking down tree limbs and power lines and causing the City of Norwich to issue a State of Emergency.
Just after 7 a.m., the City of Norwich experienced a wide spread power outage. “The power problem was related to a tree that came down on power lines on South Broad Street, near the Hale Street intersection,” said A. Wesley Jones, the city emergency management officer. Power was returned to much of the city by 9:30 this morning. “We’ve had quite a few trees, limbs and wires down all over the county,” said Jones, pointing to the heavy accumulation and winds as the source. “It’s going to be a while before it stops.”