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Bone-chilling cold puts Orleans in deep freeze

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 January 2014 at 12:00 am

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.