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Area digs out from big snow

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 February 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Tyler Johnson, 14, shovels on Main Street in Albion this morning after several inches of snow fell overnight and this morning. Most of the county could get 8 to 12 inches of snow today, with southeastern Orleans in Holley and Clarendon getting up to 18 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Kevin Doherty clears the sidewalk and walkways in front of the Christ Church Outreach Center in Albion at 20 South Main St.

A member of the Orleans County Buildings and Grounds department works on clearing the sidewalk by the County Courthouse and County Clerks’ Building.

Dan Morrow, a member of the Albion Fire Department, directs traffic after a two-car accident with minor injuries on Route 98, north of the lift bridge.

A state Department of Transportation plow truck works to keep the road open on Route 98 by the canal.

A shopping cart in the canal, just west of Main Street, is partially buried in snow.

At least one agency decided to close due to the rough roads. The Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse won’t be open in Orleans County or at its Batavia office today.