March 5, 2014 Edition

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WINDS CREATE UNIQUE SLEET FORMATIONS - Drifts of sleet make unique formations alongside Lawrence County Road 706, off Highway 91 South. The winter storm that moved through on Sunday dumped several inches of sleet in Lawrence County. TD Photo ~ Shantelle Redden

Another winter storm hits Lawrence County

Megan Heyl
Staff Writer

Unseasonably cold temperatures caused several inches of winter precipitation to fall across Lawrence County Sunday. More sleet than freezing rain fell, reducing the risk of power outages but leaving roadways extremely dangerous.

Residents across the county remained indoors as they were urged to stay off the treacherous roads. Several accidents have been reported due to the slick conditions.

A vehicle accident on Sunday at Highway 63 and Lawrence 106 resulted in five being transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. The Imboden and Ravenden volunteer fire departments responded to the scene.

Many businesses across Lawrence County were closed Monday and Tuesday. All county schools were closed Monday and Tuesday and were expected to remain closed today.

The County Clerk's office opened Monday for the end of the primary filing period, which concluded at noon.

Multiple cases of structural damage due to the weather have been reported including six of the nine greenhouses at Taylor's Greenhouse and Nursery in Hoxie, which collapsed under the weight of several inches of sleet.

Temperatures remained below freezing throughout Tuesday, and highs are forecasted to be in the 40s through Friday and increasing to 50 degrees on Saturday, according to Weather Underground.

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