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Snow brings Smiles
For others ... Frowns
Courier Staff Report
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Hunter Anderson, 13, slides down a hill at Sunrise Golf Course as students from area schools enjoyed their day off Monday. Schools were closed again today as an overnight and early morning snowfall made road travel difficult. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchieemail@example.com)
Shalee Holman, 10, looks a bit worried as she starts her trip down a steep hill at Sunrise Golf Course. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchiefirstname.lastname@example.org)
Another round of winter weather hit the Courierarea overnight dropping more snow on the area.
By 8 a.m., about 1.5 inches of snow had fallen - enough to make early morning travel tricky.
The city, county and state had plows and salt spreaders out overnight.
All Jefferson County schools were closed today as were schools in Trimble and Carroll counties in Kentucky.
The snow is part of a larger weather front that stretches eastward.
Residents along the East Coast and in the Appalachians woke up to snow Tuesday and government workers and students in the DC area were told to stay home as the region saw a round of snow that came just a few days after some parts already got several inches.
In Washington, the snow began falling in time for the morning commute, creating the potential for traffic problems. Non-emergency federal employees in the area were granted an excused absence today but other employees were told to telecommute, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's website.
In Ohio, overnight snowfall in central and southwest parts of the state was making the morning commute slow and messy and delayed the opening of hundreds of schools.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the Eastern Seaboard, including Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and Wilmington, Del. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches were expected.
The new snow comes on the heels of Sunday's winter weather, which dumped several inches of snow on Philadelphia and northern Maryland.
Elsewhere, eastern and central Kentucky and southwest Virginia were expected to get 1 to 3 inches of snow. All of West Virginia was likely to see snow Tuesday, with 2 to 4 inches forecast for north and central parts of the state and 3 to 5 in the mountains.
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