Dade residents woke to a winter wonderland last Thursday morning
after heavy snow blanketed the area. The valley received
approximately 5-6 inches of the white powder while the mountains
reported a foot of snow in some locations. Thursday was the second
time that the county received snow last week. On Tuesday the county
received between 3-4 inches of snow, mainly in the south end of the
county and on the mountains.
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
was again the big newsmaker last week as the north Georgia area was hit by
another big winter storm that produced a lot of snow for the area.
On Tuesday most
of Dade County saw the white stuff blanket the ground with the south end of the
county getting as much as four inches while parts of the north end of the
county didn’t get any at all.
That was not
the case on Wednesday however as the day was filled with sleet and freezing
rain before the snow moved in late in the afternoon.
Once it started
snowing it didn’t let up for several hours and amounts ranged from five inches
in the valley to up to a foot on the mountains.
The wet snow
made for a winter wonderland that isn’t seen in this area very often. The
results were lots of trees down, power outages due to falling trees and limbs
as well as numerous accidents. The accidents were not as numerous as in
previous winter events since the snow started in late afternoon after most
residents were already home from work.
Dade woke up to
a winter wonderland on Thursday as the sky was clear and bright sunshine made
for breathtaking scenery all over the county.
afternoon most of the roads were clear and only varying amounts of the snow remained.
That was enough
however to cause schools to close again on Friday. Having already missed
several days a couple of weeks ago due to bad weather Dade County schools were
out an additional four days last week.
makeup days were to be discussed at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting
and a full report of that meeting will be in the next week’s edition of the
temperatures have moderated and the threat of bad weather has disappeared from
the forecast but who knows what the remaining weeks of winter might hold in
store for the area.
Set back and
watch, so far it has been an exciting winter!