Orange County sees 12 inches of snow in first winter storm of 2024 

It’s been a while since folks have used plows, snow blowers or shovels in the Hudson Valley – but on Sunday, they were dusted off and put to good use. 
“It’s amazing. We’ve been waiting for a while,” said Ian McMahon, from the City of Newburgh. “My daughter is five and she’s been giddy. We didn’t have snow during Christmas so it’s kind of welcomed this morning.” 
Parts of Orange County got about a foot of snow. Viewers sent News 12 their winter weather photos showing heavy snowfall in the Town of Wallkill, Port Jervis, Campbell Hall, Greenville, Newburgh and Washingtonville.  
“Just try to enjoy it. It’s a Sunday. Hopefully they’ll get school tomorrow,” McMahon says. 
Others braved the conditions for work on the weekend and said the roads were slick but drivable. 
“It’s a little crazy,” says one motorist. “Last night, it was bad though, horrible.” 
Viewer video of the storm overnight showed fast and steady snowfall in Montgomery. News 12 saw one driver skid out on River Road in New Windsor. 
Whether it’s a messy inconvenience or picturesque depends on who you ask.  
“Worked out beautiful. Absolutely. Fireplace going today. It’ll be nice,” says Ed Lapinski from Newburgh. 
The City of Newburgh is on a snow emergency and another storm is expected, along with the chance for flooding on Tuesday. 
Blaise's 9 a.m. report
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