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Three Days before Spring, Snow Buries Valley

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A warm, pleasant weekend in the valley devolved into a winter storm.

The snow has tapered off Monday, but what remains is a slushy pile on the ground and slick roads, although those have improved greatly since earlier in the morning.

Several inches of wet, heavy snow have accumulated since Sunday night, creating hazardous conditions for those who had to hit the roads, especially because crews could not pre-treat streets since the storm started out as rain.

But, despite the mess, some out-of-towners are appreciating the change of scenery.

"I'm finding it delightful quite frankly, although it has certainly incapacitated many people that I see, schooling, etc. But I'm finding it beautiful. It's just kind of a late Christmas for me,” said Ron O’Haver, who’s in town from California.

Monday morning, there were slick spots, snow-covered roads and patches of ice everywhere. Later Monday, conditions are not as severe, and things are beginning to melt.

But drivers should still use caution on secondary roads, as those don’t get cleared as quickly as primary roads.

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