Another dose of winter descends on Douglas CountyResidents woke up to about 10 inches of snow across Douglas County – and that’s not counting the wind-whipped drifting.
By: Amy Chaffins, Alexandria Echo Press
Residents woke up to about 10 inches of snow across Douglas County – and that’s not counting the wind-whipped drifting.
For those who made it to work this morning, there was plenty of watercooler banter about every one’s challenging drive in to work. Then, there’s this guy – Doug Bogie, a 23-year veteran of the United State Postal Service, was trudging through the snow banks along 7th Avenue East as he made deliveries on his route. “It will be a long day,” he told the Echo Press, “But it’s not that bad.”
Alexandria’s public works crew were moving the heavy snow as quickly as they could Wednesday morning. Around 8:30 a.m., at the corner of 7th Avenue East and Irving Street, a city plow cut the corner short and popped a tire on a fire hydrant. Like a racetrack pit crew, public works workers arrived to help change the tire and get the plow on its way again.
Area schools were closed for the day and the Douglas County Sheriff advised no uneccesary travel. The winter storm warning is set to expire at 8 p.m.