January 15, 2014 Edition

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Ice leaves roads,
walkways treacherous

Megan Heyl
Staff Writer

After single-digit temperatures at the beginning of the week, Lawrence County found itself under a thin sheet of ice Thursday morning causing slick patches that remained throughout the day Thursday and Friday.

Rain started to fall Wednesday night, turning into freezing rain at about midnight.

The thin, slick coating of clear ice began to melt as rain fell Thursday morning leaving treacherous ice patches throughout the area. Temperatures remained just above freezing throughout the day.

Paige Vanbrook with the 911 Communication Center said that some vehicles slid into ditches due to the ice but no injuries came from the accidents. "We were very blessed," she said.

Some minor sleet fell in the afternoon the day before prompting Hillcrest, Sloan-Hendrix and Black Rock schools to close early on Wednesday. All Lawrence County schools were closed Thursday. Most schools opened late Friday and Hillcrest, Sloan-Hendrix and the Imboden Area Charter School remained closed.

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