Area gets hit with snowstorm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
Jeremy Graham uses a snowblower to clear out his driveway this morning on East State Street after a snowstorm hit the area, shutting down local schools for the day.

Orleans County is digging out from a snowstorm that raged overnight and will continue this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a storm warning until 7 p.m. for Orleans, Niagara, Monroe and Wayne counties.

Up to 7 inches is forecast to fall in the four counties today, with another inch overnight, according to the Weather Service. (It seems like a foot had already fallen by 10 a.m.)

Craig Wilston fills up a tractor with gas at Crosby’s in Albion this morning. Wilston was plowing out driveways for his son Anthony, who was at a hospital for the birth of his child.

Tom Patterson shovels out the sidewalk along East State Street near the McKinistry Street intersection. His dog Molly keeps him company.

The snow and wind make for poor visibility on the roadways. This car is heading east on East State Street in Albion.

The tower of the house originally built for Judge William White in 1879 stands out in the snowstorm. This house at 134 East State St. is included on the National Register of Historic Places. The outline of the Orleans County Courthouse faintly appears on the right side of this picture.