While writing last week's news the big storm was just beginning and we were unable to give a report of the storm. We received heavy snow and wind all Sunday night and Monday with the wind continuing after the snow stopped. It was a good guess as to how much snow came because of the drifting. Luckily the power did not go off in this area during the storm. An empty chip truck traveling west on Route 2 Monday morning rolled onto its side just west of the Hanover Town Office. State Police responded and several loaded trucks were able to pull the truck back onto the road. Monday night’s windblown snow closed the Howard Pond Road in the vicinity of the Howard Pond outlet. The next day a bucket loader was used to move the six to eight foot snowdrifts out of the roadway.
The cold wind continued Tuesday and Wednesday and then gave way to above normal temperatures right through the weekend.
New Year's Eve celebrations no doubt were taking place but none were evident from our vantage point other than hearing fireworks in some distant place. New Year's Day was quiet and uneventful as well.
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