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First Snowfall of Year Blankets Region

Well we don’t need to tell you that it snowed Monday night and into Tuesday morning, as you either drove through it to get to work or are enjoying the warmth inside with a nice cup of hot cocoa.

The first official snowfall of the year has hit the region, resulting in the usual slew of car accidents that keep local police departments and rescue crews busy throughout the day.

While the total accumulating snowfall is approximately six to eight inches, a wintry mix of freezing rain led to some pretty slick roadways Tuesday morning, catching those without snow tires off guard.

As Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott told us Monday, if you have to commute, the best defense against the hazardous conditions is to drive slowly and be alert.

Although most of the area’s public school students were already on winter break, some schools still cancelled classes like River Valley Community College. Plowing and sanding crews worked tirelessly through the night to keep the roadways in driving condition and continued to do their job well into the afternoon.

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