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Photo by Deirdre Hutchinson MillsA layer of ice begins to coat the trees as snow begins to cover the ground in this photo taken in Peebles early Sunday evening.
Photo by Deirdre Hutchinson MillsA layer of ice begins to coat the trees as snow begins to cover the ground in this photo taken in Peebles early Sunday evening.
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By Mark Carpenter


mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com


The month of March certainly did it best to “come in like a lion” earlier this week when Adam County and the surrounding areas were hit by yet another winter storm, this time a combination of ice and accumulating snow.


Reports of the approaching storm came late last week and Winter Storm Warnings were issued for Adams and Brown County, covering Sunday into Monday afternoon.


Per reports to The Defender, freezing rain and sleet began to fall in the county late Sunday afternoon, resulting in the Sheriff’s Department issuing a Level One Snow Emergency. Reports of accumulating ice ranged from Manchester to West Union to Sinking Springs and most points between. That falling ice was joined by snow to make road conditions hazardous.


Snow levels overnight Sunday into Monday morning varied from 3 to 5 inches around the county and the Snow Emergency was raised to Level Two. Numerous businesses closed on Monday as well as the Adams County Courts.


To the delight of most students but much to the chagrin of administrators, the inclement weather resulted in yet another snow day for all the schools in the county, with the conditions making the call to cancel come in before 8:15 p.m. on Sunday evening.


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