‘Perfect storm’ - Local counties endure an historic, epic event

By: 
Linda Gallagher, Contributing Writer

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County Road Commissions, along with other area agencies, struggled to keep roads open after last weekend's heavy snows and high winds during what weather forecasters are calling an historic, epic event.

 

REGION – It would be an event to remember, weather forecasters warned. Perhaps even an epic, record event that would go down in meteorologists' records as an historic event. 

And that's what the winter storm that, ironically, began on Friday, April 13, was – a record-breaking, historic, epic event.

What began with a light rain and a few claps of thunder in some areas of northern Michigan turned to snow overnight, with residents in Kalkaska and Antrim counties waking Saturday morning to a complete winter wonderland of wet, heavy snow.

What just the day before had been bare ground nearly everywhere was covered with anywhere from six inches of snow near Traverse City to more than 18 inches of snow in the northeastern portion of Antrim County by daybreak. The ongoing, on-again/off-again weekend blast brought most of the region to a complete halt as snowblowers and road commission plow trucks alike fought to get through the extremely heavy spring snowfall.

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