News: Medford - Two Heavy Snow Falls (26 Dec 1968)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/27/2018
Originally published in The Star News, December 26, 1968
Two heavy snowfalls, the second falling in the heels of the first, dumped 16 inches on the area within five days.
City, town and county snow removal crews worked around the clock in an attempt to keep rods open for holiday shoppers, however the storms cut sharply into the shopping volume during the past week.
Whipped by gusty winds, the first storm began late Wednesday, Dec. 18, and continued through Thursday, leaving an 8-inch cover which was whipped into drifts.
Cleanup operations not quite completed, the second storm hit Sunday at 3 a.m., adding another 8 inches. An east-northeaster, the snowfall was agitated by blustery winds up to 30 mph.
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