Meltdown begins

Tim HudsonExaminer-Enterprise

Area officials are optimistic that yesterday and today will warm up icy conditions that blew into town Sunday evening.

“Everything kind of moved out yesterday for the most part,” Washington County Emergency Management Director Kary Cox told the Examiner-Enterprise. “Moisture-wise, that all moved through, and we should have partly cloudy skies today with a little bit of sunshine.”

He said there were no more power outages Monday and accidents were few.

“Wrecks weren’t bad at all yesterday, there were a few minor issues but nothing real serious,” he said. “So far this morning it’s been pretty quiet.”

Cox said it’s really hard to tell how much precipitation the area got the last few days.

“What you see on the ground right now is actually sleet and not snow, so it’s difficult to tell how much we actually got,” he said. “It is supposed to be on and off sunny for the rest of the week. We’re hoping that this will melt off quickly.”

The National Weather Service forecast calls for mostly sunny skies during the day and clear nights through Friday. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-30s with lows in the mid-teens.