Winter storm hits area hard

February 5, 2015 —

The Hudson area got hit by one of the more severe winter storms in recent memory over the weekend.

Because of the blowing and drifting the actual snowfall to hit the city is hard to measure, but Ted Hutchison at the Waste Water Treatment estimates the snowfall at fourteen inches based on various measurements around the plant. Other areas received less — Morenci had about ten inches, for example.

It was a lot of snow, however it was measured, and cleanup was very busy Monday. City DPW crews were working very hard cleaning up the mess on city streets, and county crews were busy enough out in the country that Hudson Area Schools were back in session on Tuesday. In spite of all the snow, the city did not have to use their new snow emergency ordinance. “Everybody was very cooperative” said Hudson City Manager Steve Hartsel.

To help letter carriers deliver mail, the Postal Service is asking customers to clear snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. “Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Hudson Postmaster Michael Gavett. “Maintaining a clear path to the mail box – including steps, porches, walkways and street approach – will help letter carriers maintain consistent delivery service.”