Spring storm dumps snow on county
At this time last year, Potter County was in a burn ban. That is not the case this week.
A spring storm crept into the county Tuesday morning, dumping a few inches of snow across the region with winds whipping anywhere from 25 to 40 mph.
As of press time, no major accidents have been reported other than a fender-benders as a result of the weather, but area residents woke up on Tuesday morning to slick streets covered by snow, and forecasts threaten that things will get worse before they get better.
Although the snow subsided during Tuesday afternoon, the winds continued to howl as temperatures dropped. Wind gusts made it feel like winter was really back.
A number of voters took advantage of absentee voting at the school on Monday to avoid the storm, and the grocery stores were bustling Monday evening to prepare for the weather.
City, county, and highway crews worked throughout the storm to keep roadways cleared.