Friday, December 16, 2005
Winter arrives with a wallop
Carlisle's first big winter storm was "more like three storms rolled into one" as it dumped 16 inches of snow in eight hours last Friday, acknowledged Department of Public Works Superintendent Gary Davis, who supervises the crew that plows the roads. Davis was glad that schools were closed and many people stayed home in anticipation of the storm, which started during the morning and spanned the workday.
In spite of the reduced visibility and sleep deprivation, Davis said a better time for a snowstorm is at 3 a.m., when the plows can clear the roads before motorists need to venture out.
As the Mosquito went to press on Wednesday, the forecast calls for more snow.
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