More snow? Not again!


Another week, another blast of winter weather has hit Switzerland County.

This week’s snowfall started on Monday evening with a dusting of snow, but as the snow got heavier on Tuesday morning, schools were closed along with businesses and some offices.

The snow continued to fall during the day on Tuesday, and the afternoon hours saw a winter weather advisory issued for Switzerland County for snow and blowing snow – as the winds picked up to cause drifting on county and state roads.

School was again called off yesterday (Wednesday); with temperatures still well below freezing.

County Highway workers have spent long hours out trying to clear roads for the safety of travelers and those trying to get to work; and the town of Vevay street employees have also been clearing streets in the community.

Tuesday night’s girls varsity basketball game at New Albany was postponed until tonight (Thursday); and Tuesday night’s Jefferson-Craig Christmas program for grades 4-6 – already postponed once by snow – was called off once again.

All other school events were also postponed because of the weather.

Today (Thursday), the National Weather Service is calling for a high of 30 with a 30-percent chance of more snow flurries through the day and overnight. Low temperatures are expected to hover around the low to mid 20s, but with wind chill it could feel like single digits.

It looks like the county will get a short break for the weekend, with sunny skies anticipated for tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday. The high temperature tomorrow is expected to be in the low 30s, but the temperature will again plummet during the nighttime hours.

Saturday will also be sunny with highs in the 40s, which may help melt some of the accumulated snow. Overnight temperatures are expected to only fall into the mid 20s, so there is some good news on the weather front.

But it doesn’t last long.

Forecasters are calling for the possibility of more snow on Sunday; with snow and rain mixed coming in on Monday and throughout the beginning of next week.

It looks like the next chance to get away from the snow will be next Thursday, but longterm forecasts are still looking at even more snow for the end of the month.

The best course of action with the winter weather is a simple one – don’t get out unless you have to.

Everyone is advised to check on elderly friends and neighbors to make sure that they have necessary supplies and food to remain inside for several days until the weather breaks; and drivers are encouraged to keep their gas tanks at least half-full at all times so that they have ample fuel to run their vehicle and stay warm should they be caught out on the roadways.