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Snowfall this winter now exceeds 56”

February 6, 2014

CLEARING A PATH — A city employee charged with snow removal duties chugs along the sidewalk portion of the Wendell Macklin bridge in Decatur Wednesday morning as the laborious chore of digging out from yet another winter snow storm took precedence throughout Adams County.

    With 56.2 inches of snow falling already this winter, Decatur may well be on its way to breaking the seasonal snowfall record of 65.3 inches in 1982. Those old enough to remember the harsh winter of ‘82 – followed by one of the worst floods to hit our area – understand what a dangerous game of chicken Mother Nature is playing with the St. Marys and Wabash rivers.
    Following a total of 10.5 inches of snow in the past two days, all three Adams County schools were closed once again today as area residents continue to dig out from under the latest in a string of heavy snowfall.
    Ten inches of snow fell overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday, coupled once again with high winds to create treacherous road conditions for area residents. Adams County remained under a travel advisory this morning, meaning routine travel or activities may be restricted in area because of hazardous situations and drivers should use caution.
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