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Tarrytown: One Year After Snowtober

A freak blizzard hit the Tarrytown area just before Halloween in 2011.
A freak blizzard hit the Tarrytown area just before Halloween in 2011. Photo Credit: Meredith Shamburger
Hurricane Sandy could hit the New York area next week, according to projections from the National Weather Service.
Hurricane Sandy could hit the New York area next week, according to projections from the National Weather Service. Photo Credit: National Weather Service

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. – Irvington resident Jack Hughes isn't ready to say this year's Halloween will be warmer and less snowy than the last.

“Not when there's still a slight chance that Hurricane Sandy may be sucked inland and get us the day before Halloween,” he wrote on The Tarrytown Daily Voice's Facebook page .

A freak Nor'easter hit the Tarrytown area days before Halloween in 2011. As the anniversary approaches, Hurricane Sandy might be getting ready to pound Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington with another “Frankenstorm.”

The National Weather Service is advising residents along the East Coast to monitor Hurricane Sandy's progress, saying the storm is expected to head northwest from the Bahamas today through Friday and then turn toward the Northeast through Saturday. Forecasts on Thursday evening showed Sandy could hit the Tarrytown area at the beginning of next week.

Hurricane Sandy is currently listed as a Category Two hurricane with winds remaining around 105 mph. The National Weather Service expects Hurricane Sandy to remain at hurricane strength  and grow larger in size through the next couple of days.

The 2011 “Snowtober” storm closed several roads in Westchester County and damaged a lot of trees, causing days-long power outages . That storm also cancelled several Halloween events around Tarrytown, such as the Tarrytown and Irvington Halloween Parades, Sleepy Hollow's Haunted Hayride and Historic Hudson Valley's Horseman's Hollow.

Police also cautioned against trick-or-treating in 2011 because of damaged power lines and trees.

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