Winter pays an early visit

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 November 2014 at 12:00 am

3 to 5 inches of snow could fall in season’s first storm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Orleans County is seeing its first significant snowfall of the season today. About 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected by late afternoon. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 5 p.m.

In the top photo, a motorist heads north on Butts Road, preparing to cross the bridge over the Erie Canal. This photo was taken at about 9:30 a.m.

A leaf in an Albion backyard is coated in snow.

Some of the apples left on the trees in an orchard along Butts Road now have a layer of snow on top.

The railroad tracks have gone from leaf-covered to snow-covered since Sunday. This photo was taken in Albion over Butts Road, looking east.

The chapel at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Route 31 stands strong against the elements.

More snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week with temperatures in the 20s and low 30s.