VALLEY REACTS TO FIRST BIG SNOW OF SEASON

by Gair on December 17, 2012

POLICE IN CONWAY AND CARROLL COUNTY ARE URGING DRIVERS TO TAKE IT EASY AND SLOWLY AFTER THE FIRST MAJOR SNOWFALL OF THE SEASON. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPORTS AT LEAST 8 INCHES FELL OVERNIGHT SUNDAY IN NORTH CONWAY, WITH LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE SOUTH.

CONWAY POLICE LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS THE DELAY OF SCHOOLS’ OPENING MONDAY MORNING HELPED WITH TRAFFIC AND ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF SLIDEOFFS MONDAY, NONE CAUSED SERIOUS INJURY.

CARROLL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE LT. MIKE SANTUCCIO SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF MINOR SLIDEOFFS COUNTY WIDE AS WELL. HE SAYS ROADS AROUND THE COUNTY ARE VERY SLIPPERY AND DRIVERS SHOULD USE CAUTION.

SKI RESORT OPERATORS IN THE VALLEY ARE REACTING TO THE FIRST MAJOR SNOWFALL OF THE WINTER SEASON

THOM PERKINS – LONGTIME EXEC. DIRECTOR OF JACKSON SKI TOURING FOUNDATION, SAID LATE MONDAY MORNING HE HAD MORE THAN A HALF FOOT OF SNOW ON THE GROUND IN LOWER ELEVATIONS AND PROBABLY MORE AT HIGHER LEVELS – HIS STAFF HAD GROOMED MORE THAN 21 KILOMETERS OF SNOW AND SKIERS WERE OUT ENJOYING IT.

PERKINS SAYS HE LOVES SNOW – AND WITH THE FIRST BIG SNOW COMING NOW IN THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER IT’S ABOUT RIGHT ON TRACK – HE SAYS IT’S A DELIGHT TO SEE THE SNOW COMING DOWN AND A DELIGHT TO GET GOING FOR A NEW SEASON.

THE WEATHER SERVICE PREDICTS MORE THAN HALF A FOOT OF NEW SNOW OVERNIGHT TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY FOR NORTHERN CARROLL COUNTY.

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