Popular Holley site is covered in white

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
HOLLEY – The Holley Waterfalls, one of Orleans County’s most scenic spots, is covered in snow and ice, except for an open spot at the bottom of the falls where the water is still roaring.

The snowy photos were taken on Friday. I’ve contrasted them with photos taken from similar angles in early October 2014.

The water flows under the Erie Canal from the east branch of Sandy Creek.

The falls appear frozen but they are still very much alive and moving under the ice.

This spot is popular in the fall and summer for wedding pictures and senior portraits.

A pedestrian bridge stretches across the creek.

After about 10 weeks of bitter cold, the temperatures will warm up this week with highs in the upper 30s through Friday.