Bone-chilling cold puts Orleans in deep freeze
Schools are all open and life goes on
Photos by Tom Rivers
The sun fights to shine through the clouds in this photo taken a little after 9 this morning on Gaines Basin Road in the town of Gaines. It’s another cold day in Orleans County, with temperatures forecast to peak at 7 degrees.
An old barn on Gaines Basin Road shrugs off the cold. The barn is just north of the Erie Canal.
Sandy Andrews, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Albion, shovels the steps and sidewalk this morning. The church provides a ministry for people taking their driver’s license tests. The drivers and their families are served coffee and provided a warm spot from the cold.
Andrews said the weather isn’t too bad.
“The sun is out and the wind isn’t blowing,” she said.
The Orleans County Courthouse is a silhouette while the sun fights to make its presence felt today.