Residents dig out from storm

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

Photos by Tom Rivers

Orleans County residents have been busy this morning shoveling, snow-blowing and plowing, trying to dig out from a lot of snow. Up to 10 inches was expected in parts of Orleans.

In the top photo, Michelle Bonnice brushes off her car on Platt Street in Albion. She is visiting her parents, Phil and Harriette Greaser.

Don Powell shovels the front of the Greasers’ property, which faces the Orleans County Courthouse.

Winds whip snow from the top of the buildings in downtown Albion.

Visibility was starting to improve at 9 morning as cars pass along the Main Street lift bridge in Albion. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook until 10 a.m. today.

All of the schools closed today due to the snow and poor visibility in the morning. This car is pictured on Platt Street near the Erie Canal.

Temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 20 degrees today, followed by highs of 16 on Saturday and 28 on Sunday, according to the Weather Service.