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East Coast blast: It's the second big storm in a week/A-3. Who to call: A list of phone numbers regarding utilities, roads, transportation, parking/A-4. Scenes from a storm: Stranded or safe everyone, has a story to tell. Syracuse's mayor loses his coat in the storm/A-S. Warm welcome: Rescue Mission and other agencies offer shelter from the storm/A-5. A short workday: Many businesses close early, and it will cost them/A-5. DPW chief: It was quite a day for David Pettitt, the .new DPW director/B-1. Cultural cancellations: Tonight's Aerosmith concert postponed; other cancellations/B-4. Working it out: Employees struggle to work and home/C-1. 81 Dome is down: The Carrier Dome is deflated. For the first time in decades, snow cancels a home basketball game/D-1.

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Gridlock grips region in the wake of the storm
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One-Two Punch Chasing Storm


By ROBERT L. SMITH
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Students Stranded As Schools Shut Down


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Dr. Robert Okun, left, shields his face with a box Tuesday as he and Gary Allen help a woman at Fayette and South Salina streets.

One-two punch
The National Weather Service expects lake effect snow squalls to affect Central New . York through Wednesday in the aftermath of Tuesday's snowstorm. ,

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Fulton had the deepest snowfall of the storm as of 7 p.m., Tuesday thanks to earfy " lake effect snow, ffjfp Continued lake | effect snow should add to the totals today.

Betty Daniel managed to inch her way through Syracuse's snowclogged streets Tuesday morning to pick up her second-grade son at H.W. Smith Elementary School, but she wasn't very happy about it. "I think this was one time when we should have listened to the weatherman," she said. Many other parents in Onondaga County's three largest school districts agreed. Officials in Syracuse, North Syracuse and Liverpool said they fielded numerous calls from people upset about their decisions to open schools as usual Tuesday morning, only to close them a few hours later. "I got a lot of blistering comments," Syracuse Superintendent Robert DiFlorio said. "People are vey upset, and I don't blame them," said North Syracuse Superintendent Jerome Melvm.

The snow fell like never before Tuesday, burying farms and city streets alike in deep white, and with a speed stunning even to Central New York. It's not over yet. Forecasters say a blast of lake-effect snow will rush into the vacuum left by the departing storm, dumping another 2 to 6 inches on parts of Syracuse, northern Onondaga County and southern Oswego County. Whatever the outcome, today's squalls will not match the intensity of Tuesday's deluge. Syracuse saw more snow fall in an hour Tuesday afternoon than it will likely see again. More than the Blizzard of 1993. More than the National Weather Service has ever recorded here. Five inches fell between noon and 1 p.m. Another 4.5 inches dropped between 1 and 2 p.m. "That's incredible, basically," said John Elardo, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Hancock Field. Well-meaning employers exacerbated the flash-flood effect, releasing thousands of downtown office workers into the height of the storm. The result was an icy gridlock that scraped into the early evening. "This is crazy," said William Rose, a Syracuse attorney watching a smartly dressed woman direct snarled traffic at Fayette and Warren streets downtown. "At least the Blizzard (of '93) came at night. This one caught everybody out." Even though last year's blizzard dumped more than twice as much snow on the area, it happened over a weekend and most people stayed (See DOWNTOWN, Page A-4)

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So far the 1994 snowstorm has dropped a little less than half of the 1993 blizzard . accumulation, but the'intensity - 9,5 inches in two hours - was much more severe. .The charts.show, hour-by-hour snowfall over 25 hours for both storms.
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Onondaga Central, Westhill, and Chittenango schools also opened but closed before noon. Oswego School District students were sent (See WEATHER, Page A-4)

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Drivers who abandoned cars in Syracuse Tuesday can call the abi ' Syracuse Polic< Police Department at 442-5270 to.see if their car was ; towed. In County, call the seven-digit number of the In Onondaga Onon police agency that serves your area. A dispatcher will tell you if your car was towed and where it can be found.
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SCIENCE

TWO NFL COACHES OUT OF WORK


Richie Petitbon of Washington and Jerry Glanville of Atlanta are fired after dismal seasons. Waiting in the wings is Norv Turner, an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Ford models sell best as Big 3 end big year


The Ford Taurus sedan was the best-selling car in the United States in 1993 for a second straight year, easily .beating the Honda Accord. The overall best-selling vehicle again was Ford's F-Series full-size pickups, which edged out Chevrolet's C-K pickups.

Mexican rebels retreat, but still no peace talks


The government's 12,000 troops drive the rebels, who say they are protesting economic and social problems, into the jungle. The death toll approaches 100 after four days of fighting in one of the nation's poorest states. Though the army regained control of the area, the government failed to persuade the Indian rebels to begin peace talks. The rebels say they are protesting injustices and economic and social problems in Chiapas /A-8.

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PINNING DOWN A TIMETABLE


An OnCenter official and the major investor in a potential hockey franchise .in Syracuse will negotiate a deadline for obtaining a commitment from a professional team.

THE FOCUS ON FASHION EYE WEAR


Fashion-conscious eyeglass wearers have enlivened styles for the '90s. B-1

SUBSTANCE OF STYLE AND SUBSTANCE


In use since the third millennium B.C., glass may shatter records for its many uses and durability.

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When all the numbers were added up, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler had their best sales year since 1990, selling more than 10.3 million vehicles /C-8