Another day, another storm for Worthington and regionWORTHINGTON — Residents saw a brief glimpse of hope last week with sunny skies and temperatures as high as 50 degrees.
WORTHINGTON — Residents saw a brief glimpse of hope last week with sunny skies and temperatures as high as 50 degrees.
All good things must come to an end, though, and the area saw yet another winter storm starting Sunday morning.
Many woke to the sounds of thunder, freezing rain and steady snowfall Sunday. The snow continued into the next day, with the total accumulation reaching 9 to 10 inches in some areas.
“I would say driving conditions are fair,” said Worthington Police Department Sgt. Jason Beckmann. “The city’s done a really good job of keeping intersections clean.”
This snowstorm brought lighter traffic, with virtually no accidents being reported within Worthington city limits.
“We fared pretty well,” he said. “I think what happened was we had a good heads-up with this storm that was coming. People were better prepared, and they probably had their things together better than the last snowstorm.”
Those anxious for winter’s end should not get overly excited. Mike Buss, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, noted that more winter weather is forecast. Cloudy skies and moderate temperatures are predicted for the remainder of the week, with the possibility of sunshine and highs in the 30s by Wednesday. However, more snow is expected by Friday.
Travelers are advised to pay heed to the forecasts before venturing out on the roads.
“Residents should continue to take it slow until street conditions improve,” Beckmann said. “Although the roads will improve, the streets will stay slick, so keep your speed down.”