PERRY COUNTY - Tuesday's predawn snowfall wasn't large as winter events go. About an inch or so fell across most areas of the county. But the precipitation packed a punch, sending dozens of motorists trying to get to or from work into ditches.
No serious injuries were reported but police officers and tow-truck operators were kept busy from before dawn until at least mid-morning.
In some areas, the first rounds of snow showers that began falling around 3 a.m. melted but refroze, creating a thin but very slick coating of ice.