Winter storm brings the first big snowfall of the year

Rhonda James
The Grundy Register

The first big snowfall of the year brought over seven inches of snow to Grundy County, falling all throughout last Friday and into Saturday morning.

Many area businesses closed early as road conditions deteriorated throughout the day with snow rates increasing. Blowing snow with strong winds remained as the snowfall continued overnight and into Saturday morning.

Drifting snow fluctuated the snow counts as communities started to dig their way out.

In the country, drifts blocked roadways leaving roads hazardous for travel. Winds became lighter as the sun shined by mid-morning.  Snow plow crews alreading working long hours worked tirelessly throughout the weekend moving snow.

From the warm comforts of home a winter wonderland emerged as the snow globe had finally settled. An extended weekend brought many children out to enjoy sledding, snow ball fights, snowman building, and even igloo creations. Warmer temperatures and a mild day was enjoyed on Tuesday as students returned to school.

Recess was outside again even if only for one day this week as laughter could be heard on the playground. A quick drive by the school saw visions of the king of the mountain upon the mounds of moved snow. As afternoon approached and school was out the fun in the snow continued on this cherished day.  A brief respite enjoyed before forecasted dangerously cold temperatures and bitterly cold winds make their way to our area.



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