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What blizzard? County on edge of winter storm’s path

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PERRY COUNTY – It wasn’t much, but it was snow. A Christmas-night winter storm delivered the first measurable snowfall of the season across parts of Perry County Tuesday and Wednesday but blizzard-like conditions that paralyzed some areas of the state remained to the county’s north and west. 

The storm dumped anywhere from a dusting to 2 inches across the county by Wednesday morning, far less than what forecasters had said was possible. Tell City and Cannelton received barely enough snow to cover grassy areas – and even that quickly disappeared – while up to 2 inches fell in the northern third of the county. 

News readers reported around 2 inches in Branchville with just under 3 inches around St. Croix. There were few local problems reported although portions of Indiana 37 were snow-covered for a time Wednesday morning.

The Crawford County community of Marengo saw about 4 inches of snow. 

Portions of Spencer County received more snow, as did areas to the north. The storm also brought strong winds, along with the threat of blowing and drifting snow. The same system spawned tornadoes and strong thunderstorms in the Deep South.