Bitter cold, snow return

Overnight snow showers continued into this morning and combined with high winds and cold temperatures to hamper commutes and to close all area schools.

By now, motorists should be used to it.


Overnight snowfall closed area schools again and slowed the morning commute for motorists northbound along Main Street about 8 a.m. today. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Snowfall totals weren’t nearly as impressive as accumulations recorded further north near the Great Lakes, but the inch-plus of fresh powder blew around enough to make road conditions hazardous.

Logan County Engineer Scott Coleman said county plow trucks were on the roads by 5 a.m., clearing drifts wherever they could.

In many places snow was drifted across the road, Mr. Coleman said.

The engineer’s office has gone through about 2,000 tons of salt so far this winter, but crews didn’t spread any material with this latest snow event.

“Material right now would just make everything worse,” the engineer said. “You don’t want to put anything down on that road that will catch the snow as it drifts across.”

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