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You all know the drill: Shovel, curse, repea

February 5, 2014

The day started out for Adams County residents like far too many have lately: With a shovel in hand. Roger Bixler was out at daybreak today attempting the clear the 6 inches of new snow that fell overnight from his Northbrook Court driveway. Photo by J Swygart

    Relentless!
    There’s no other way to describe the wrath of Mother Nature during this seemingly never-ending winter season.
    Adams County was under a travel warning this morning — the most-restrictive level issued by the sheriff’s department, meaning travel is limited to emergency personnel only — after another massive snowstorm dumped an estimated 6 inches of snow on the region Tuesday night and into today.
    Officials snowfall amounts were not available from the Decatur wastewater treatment plant because all city offices were closed today. All county schools and many businesses were closed as roadways remained hazardous and in some cases impassable today.
    Adams County Emergency Management Agency director John August reported today  it was “the wind as much as anything” that was causing havoc with travel activity within the county.
    August noted that the massive snowfall Tuesday night and early today, along with the wind, forced county highway department plows off the road over night.
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

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