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2017-02-15 / Front Page

Biggest Snowstorm Of the Season Hits Delaware County

By Rosie Cunningham


Tyler Komosinski, of Bloomville, ready for the trails after the recent snow fall. 
Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Tyler Komosinski, of Bloomville, ready for the trails after the recent snow fall. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter DELAWARE COUNTY - A storm that featured heavy snow and strong winds whipped across Delaware County and beyond Sunday and continued to carry over into the week, leaving significant snowfall, car accidents and school and activity cancellations in its wake.

Frank Ward, a historical weatherman who reports for WDLA, said this is the most snowfall we have gotten all year.

“We initially got about 8.5 inches and an additional five inches from lake effect,” he said Monday. “It’s still snowing down here in Walton.”

Ward describes last winter as the “winter that wasn’t” and said in comparison to last year, we have surpassed the amount of snow we had in February of 2016.

“We had 23.3 inches of snow last February and as of now, we’re over 30 inches of snowfall and we are only halfway through February,” he said.

The Walton resident said this is the “craziest” winter he can remember as of late.

“It’s warm, then cold and warm again,” he said. “We have gotten an immense amount of rain - more rain than snow this season.”

According to Undersheriff Craig DuMond, the accidents were relatively minor and advised motorists to slow down during inclement weather and to be mindful of road conditions.

“If people would slow down and leave plenty of room between vehicles,” he said. “Anticipate problems that could occur and if you don’t need to drive, stay home.”

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