2006 went out with a blizzard

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Girl eating snow

The first appreciable snow of the season arrived mid-morning Sunday. It snarled traffic and put a crimp in many New Year’s Eve festivities. Above, a young girl enjoying the first snow.

About six inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated before ending in the late afternoon. It was whipped by strong northwesterly winds. Travel was disrupted the most. Snow clung to highways making travel hazardous. Speeds were estimated at a maximum 20 mph. One traveler reported needing an hour to get from Gaylord to Highway 169 east of Henderson. Cars that had slipped off slick roads were reported, but there were no reports of serious injuries.

The snow cover will apparently not last long as temperatures are predicted to reach mid-40s this week.

Cleaning off windshield

Jonathon Schilling, of Gaylord, removing snow and ice from his windshield.

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