Thursday, March 5, 2009
‘Let it snow, let it snow’
By BARRY BURLESON
Just three weeks shy of spring, Marshall County was blanketed with three to five inches of snow over the weekend.
Snow first fell Saturday afternoon and then a second wave of the white stuff followed in the early morning hours Sunday.
Hugh Hollowell, county emergency management coordinator, and Kenny Holbrook, Holly Springs fire chief, reported no major problems.
There were a few accidents, but little damage and no injuries. Holbrook said there was just some “slipping and sliding.”
“Everything was actually fairly quiet,” Hollowell said. “There wasn’t a lot of traffic on the roads in the rural areas.”
Holbrook said Highway 78 was actually worse than the local roads until the sun came out Sunday. But he said travelers were driving slowly and cautiously.
“Highway 78 froze back over (Saturday night) with a thin sheet of ice,” he said. “Luckily, when it warmed up, the roads dried up and there was no refreezing (Sunday night).”
This weekend’s forecast calls for temperatures in the 70s.
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