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Sweet Home iced over but snow passes by


December 20, 2016

14TH AVENUE is closed above the Sankey Park parking lot Wednesday due to hazardous icing.

Sweet Home barely caught the edge of two winter storms over the past 10 days and has had relatively minor issues compared to areas to the north, where snow buried cities and stretched commutes out to many hours.

In Sweet Home starting Wednesday evening, Dec. 14, trees bent under the weight of ice, the sound of limbs cracking and falling echoed across town, while numerous residents dealt with limbs and trees falling on and around their homes, and several areas lost power.

“It was actually relatively calm compared to not just the state but the county,” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn, as s...

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