First snow storm of 2017


By Kitsey Burns Harrison - kburns@s24517.p831.sites.pressdns.com



Emorie Alton, 3, and Everleigh Alton, 5, spend some time sledding in the snow at their home in Yadkinville.


Photo courtesy of Brianna Alton

Beautiful blue sky above the snow-covered lawn at Christy’s Inn in East Bend.


Photos courtesy of Christy Kaplan

A snowy day at Christy’s Inn in East Bend.


Photos courtesy of Christy Kaplan

Michael, Dante and Makayla Speer enjoy some fun in the snow.


Photo courtesy of Makayla Speer

A cardinal perches outside on the Crissman home in Boonville on a snowy winter’s day.


Photo courtesy of Linda Crissman

Snow began falling in Yadkin County late Friday afternoon and continued on through Saturday morning. Yadkin County Emergency Services Director Keith Vestal said that the area got a little more than predicted, with most areas in the county reporting between seven and eight inches of snow.

Despite the amount of now, Vestal said it caused very few problems.

“We got off very lucky, we had minimal accidents with almost no injuries,” Vestal said. “We really didn’t have anything major go on with the amount of snow we got, we were lucky.”

The minimal problems resulting from the snow storm could be attributed to the time timing of the storm, Vestal said.

“It happened at the best time because it started pretty much after people got home and people that didn’t have to work on the weekends pretty much stayed at home. It was the best opportunity for it to happen without any major problems,” he said.

Though main roadways were cleared by the end of the weekend, some secondary roads remained snow covered and Yadkin County Schools were closed on Monday and Tuesday with a student make-up day scheduled for Jan. 18.

Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter and Instagram @RippleReporterK.

Emorie Alton, 3, and Everleigh Alton, 5, spend some time sledding in the snow at their home in Yadkinville.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_20170107_131332.jpgEmorie Alton, 3, and Everleigh Alton, 5, spend some time sledding in the snow at their home in Yadkinville. Photo courtesy of Brianna Alton

Beautiful blue sky above the snow-covered lawn at Christy’s Inn in East Bend.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_2017-8-.jpgBeautiful blue sky above the snow-covered lawn at Christy’s Inn in East Bend. Photos courtesy of Christy Kaplan

A snowy day at Christy’s Inn in East Bend.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_Winter-5-.jpgA snowy day at Christy’s Inn in East Bend. Photos courtesy of Christy Kaplan

Michael, Dante and Makayla Speer enjoy some fun in the snow.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_IMG_20170108_173838394.jpgMichael, Dante and Makayla Speer enjoy some fun in the snow. Photo courtesy of Makayla Speer

A cardinal perches outside on the Crissman home in Boonville on a snowy winter’s day.
http://www.yadkinripple.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_IMG_20170109_085724653_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpgA cardinal perches outside on the Crissman home in Boonville on a snowy winter’s day. Photo courtesy of Linda Crissman

By Kitsey Burns Harrison

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