THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dale Christiansen of 760 Oconto Ave. Peshtigo, burrows through about 12 inches of snow with his snow blower as he cleans his driveway. The snow blower throws a blast of snow and hopefully the wind will not change and cover the operator with snow. Both the old fashioned and modern ways were seen throughout the city.
Snowstorm Drops Area In 10-12 Inches
The Peshtigo, Marinette and Menominee, Mich., area picked up about 10 to 12 inches of snow starting about noon Tuesday, Jan. 14, into early Wednesday, Jan. 15. Areas north of Highway 64 reported three to four inches of snow.
Strong winds, with gusts reaching over 30 miles per hour made driving extremely rough, at times causing whiteouts.
The storm caused area schools to close two hours early Tuesday afternoon and to open two hours late on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Some businesses and others closed early to allow employees to reach home safely and many organizations canceled meetings scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Snow plows were out all night trying to keep main roads open.
Some relief came Wednesday and sunshine returned but the temperatures were expected to reach a high of about 14 degrees above zero.
More snow is expected Wednesday night, about one to two inches possible by Thursday morning when temperatures could reach 30 degrees above zero.
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