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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5:21 pm

OSWEGO — The same day that officials announced finding two more cases of mosquito pools testing positive for West Nile virus, Oswego County decided to postpone aerial spraying to combat the mosquito population due to weather issues.

The county was scheduled to spray the Toad Harbor and Big Bay Swamp areas tonight, covering approximately 15,000 acres in portions of the towns of Mexico, New Haven, Palermo, Scriba and Volney.

Chances of rain and thunderstorms led to the decision to postpone the spraying operation, which requires a period of dryness for it to be effective, said officials.

Earlier in the day, county officials said two different mosquito pools tested on Sept. 6 tested positive for West Nile virus. Both pools are in the town of West Monroe.

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