Snow shuts down Lincoln County

Published 9:55 am Wednesday, January 24, 2024

By Abigail Roberts

Correspondent

STANFORD – A snow storm and below-freezing temperatures shut Lincoln County down last week as most roads were covered in snow and ice for several days.

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The first round of snow started on Jan. 15, with another round piling on that snow on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Most Lincoln County government offices were closed Thursday and Friday and almost all events in the county were postponed.

Lincoln County Schools closed for the entire week, following the Monday holiday for Martin Luther King Jr., Day. Students completed five Non-Traditional Instruction days. Tuesday, Jan. 23 was a traditional snow day that will have to be made up at a later date. NTI days do not have to be made up at the end of the year.

The following snow totals were reported from around the county:

• Jordan Smith and Heather Brown reported 6 inches in McKinney

• Frank Horton reported about 6.5 inches in Walnut Flat/Preachersville

• Andrew McGinnis reported 6 inches in Hustonville

• Tammy Dodson reported about 5 inches in Crab Orchard; Teresa Coleman reported six inches in another area of Crab Orchard

• Lynda Closson reported 6 inches on Knob Lick Road

• Gloria Sneed reported about 6.5 inches in Waynesburg

• Trish Caudill reported about 5.8 inches in Highland.