If there is any truth to the old adage of "in like a lion," then March better be leaving the mountaintop as a docile and puny lamb. This week has been a weather rollercoaster, with a sudden balmy warm-up on Tuesday, followed by too much rain in too short of a time, and that followed by last night and today's snowfall several inches. Flooding became a true emergency yesterday, with schools being closed early because of rising waters across the county. This photo was taken from the Rt. 39 bridge in Crellin, which crosses the Youghiogheny River. The waterway was swollen and full of ice and debris, creating a variety of hazards. Such was the situation with all local waters, which closed roads, flooded basements, and caused muddy, dangerous situations. There is some light at the end of this foul weather tunnel, as the mercury is to rise this weekend to nearly 40, which will feel much like spring to most winter-worn residents. Photo by Amber Eastman.
Today is Thursday, March 5, 2015.