Snow reality faces Orleans, WNY this morning

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 April 2021 at 7:31 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – A man walks across the intersection at Park and Main streets in Albion this morning at about 6:45 while the snow was falling.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Orleans County today until 2 p.m. with 2-3 inches of snow expected, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

The snow will make for slushy and slippery road conditions for the morning commute, the Weather Service said.

“This will be a heavy, wet snow, and may result in some power outages and a few downed tree limbs,” the Weather Service said.

Many of the trees are in bloom, and are now covered in snow, including the trees by the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church in Albion, facing Main Street.

The blossoms, which have added an explosion of pink and white on the local landscape, now have snow.

Today is forecast to reach a high of 37.

The snow sticks to the sign for the offices of the county treasurer and historian on East Park Street.

Traffic moves along Platt Street this morning.