Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Please, snow more! Record-setting blizzard hits Mitchell area hard

Please, snow more! Record-setting blizzard hits Mitchell area hard

Mostly sunny skies are expected through Friday with high temps falling into the upper 50s and low 60s through the rest of the week.

Tuesday and Wednesday gusts could reach 40 miles per hour.

Forecasts earlier in the week showed a chance of up to 9 inches.

The lower temperatures will allow for a slower melt, thus preventing major flooding concerns, she added.

A spokesman for the Summit County EMA says Barberton and Copley were the hardest hit areas during Sunday night's storm.

The National Weather Service says the 14.9 inches at Minneapolis airport from Friday through Sunday set a new record for the largest April snowstorm ever there.

Despite snow on Saturday, Hays has still only received.07 inches of moisture for the month. Some drifts in city limits were higher than three feet, and piles on Main Street were over six feet tall after plows started rolling Saturday.

In lower MI, freezing rain that began falling overnight had left roads treacherous and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses by midday Sunday.

The heaviest accumulation was expected to be along and north of Interstate 90, with a dusting of snow and spotty slick spots farther south along and north of interstates 88 and 290.

In Mitchell, snow plow crews made progress by clearing streets and roadways. Street parking in all parts of the city is subject to ticketing and towing.

Power outages were reported in Woonsocket and Scotland, but Northwestern Energy restored customers' power by Saturday.

Electric cooperatives in North Carolina had about 4,500 customers without service Monday.

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