Region digs out from heavy snowfall event

A Nation Valley News reader took this photo of a municipal plow in the ditch in Morewood this morning. Courtesy photo

Another reader has turned in another photo of the plow — a North Dundas unit — stuck in Morewood this morning, at Hume and Moffat streets. Note: this caption was edited to reflect that it’s the same plow as in the other photo at the top of the article.

NATION VALLEY — The air is calm and the temperatures mild after last night’s heavy snowfall tailed off very early this morning, leaving the region to dig out from a foot or more of snow.

Although a Nation Valley News reporter on foot spied many plowed-in driveways in Chesterville at just after 7 a.m., roads appeared to be well cleared in and around the village at that time. The snow had stopped falling and conditions were pleasant.

Clearing activities around the region following the storm, which was preceded by well publicized warnings from Environment Canada. The agency continues to advise of the possibility of more flurries today.

Schools are closed and buses cancelled for the second consecutive day in the large areas covered by the Upper Canada District School Board, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and their French-language counterparts. It’s the tenth ‘snow day’ of the 2018-19 school year.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit has closed its offices and cancelled its programming today as well, a decision announced yesterday at 4:30 p.m.

Operators of the South Dundas Green Box program have also postponed today’s planned distribution.

This North Stormont plow was ditched this afternoon at Concession Rd. 11-12 at Reveler Rd. Courtesy photo

That wayward North Dundas plow is extricated from a Morewood ditch while police cruisers close the road. Courtesy photo




Below, Jordan Holmes captured this dash cam footage while travelling on Liscumb Rd. around midnight last night.
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