Winter regains icy grip on the region

Precursor to the big drop in temperatures last week was Monday night's dousing of ice rain, which made for treacherous conditions the next morning. This vehicle was photographed along County Rd. 31, north of Winchester. Lascelle photo, Nation Valley News

NATION VALLEY — The recent cold snap will continue into the next couple of days, according to Environment Canada, as the week closed with three days of minus double digit weather.

Last night’s low in Chesterville dipped close to -20 C.

Clear for much of the winter, the South Nation River has begun freezing up again — after gushing as though the spring freshet was underway a couple weeks ago.

In a precursor to the mercury’s precipitous decline, the blustery winter of 2016-17 produced another day off school for local students as a dousing of ice rain cancelled buses last Tuesday, March 7. The roads certainly proved slippery for a number of vehicles spotted in the ditch that morning.

 

The South Nation River, re-frozen this morning, March 12. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

 

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