Snow downs trees, causes power outages

Published 12:50 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

STANFORD — Trees and power lines were downed by a heavy snow that fell across the region Sunday night, leaving many without power.

A heavy rain turned to snow as temperatures fell Sunday, with approximately 7 to 9 inches of snow accumulating overnight.

Some roads were partially blocked by downed trees and several people were left without electricity as of Monday morning, according to Emergency Management Director Don Gilliam.

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Lincoln County Schools were closed Monday and Tuesday as crews continued to clear roads. Tuesday marked the 10th non-traditional instruction day or “Patriot Day” for the school district. The district is not required to make up NTI days.

A second snow system dusted the region Tuesday night, causing schools to be closed again Wednesday.

Photos of Monday’s snowy scene were submitted to The Interior Journal’s Facebook page by readers from across the county.

As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 70 Inter-County Energy customers in Lincoln County were still without power following the winter weather, according to Inter-County’s outage map.

Here are some photos submitted by readers: