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Orleans awakens to winter wonderland

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Portage Road in Ridgeway is another winding road in the countryside.

The first big snowfall hit Tuesday evening and continued throughout the night. Orleans County residents woke up to 5 to 7 inches of snow on the ground.

I headed out for a drive this morning to get some photos.

The Beals Road canal bridge in Ridgeway was built in 1909. This one is in good shape. It had a major rehab in 2003.

A view from the Beals Road bridge, looking west at the Erie Canal.

These snow-covered apple trees are along Telegraph Road in Ridgeway.

This nice-looking old barn is not far from the apple orchard on Telegraph Road.

This Grand Army of the Republican marker notes the grave for a veteran of the Civil War. It is part of the Tanner Cemetery on Telegraph Road near Route 31.

The railroad crossing sign is hard to make out on Albion-Eagle Harbor Road in Albion.