First Snowfall of the New Year

First Snowfall of the New Year

by Dana Zimmer on January 6, 2015 at 6:46 am

The first snow of the new year was light and fluffy, but it still caused problems on area roads and forced schools to close.

It started falling just after midnight and it continued through the late morning hours leaving about 3 to 4 inches depending on the location. We talked to some local residents today about their first snow experience of the year.

“I know it was supposed to happen at midnight or so and I went to bed around 2:30 and I woke up looking at the T.V. And it said ‘no school’ and I was like ‘oh no, no way’ and then I got up and sure enough. I’m shocked, I really am, I’m shocked.”

Luckily this snowfall was light and fluffy, but since we received a fair amount of accumulation, many residents broke out their shovels and spent some time clearing off their driveways and sidewalks.

“It doesn’t bother me, i like to shovel, it just keeps me busy.”
“I’m shoveling today, cuz my dad’s making me shovel.”

Many local schools were cancelled because of the snow, and kids of all ages were able to enjoy their day off by hitting the larger hills in town.

“All three of us just decided to come out here and have a good time up on that pretty steep hill over there.”

The winter season has just begun our next big issue will be dangerously cold wind chills in the next few days.