At Ace Hardware on Cedar Street, Manager Chris Iott says if you wait too long, it’s too late. That’s the case for hundreds of residents in Mason, who have snow- and ice-covered sidewalks and roadways. Part of the problem is people not adequately prepared, according to Iott. “People will prepare for summer because they know they’re going to have to mow the lawn,” Iott said. “People don’t prepare as much for winter because you may or may not get big snow.
Snowmageddon has hit Michigan once again this month. Sunday’s storm brought three to 11 inches of snow with approximately half an inch of ice to the area, making roads even more dangerous than the Feb. 2nd storm. “We had 14 accidents starting from yesterday afternoon up until 7 o’clock this morning,” Chief David Hall said. With no accidents reported in Meridian from the highly publicized storm three weeks ago, drivers throughout the state were surprised with the amount of snow that fell Sunday afternoon and through the night.
Eight inches of snow fell between noon and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb, 20, covering Holt in a wet, icy mix that made for dangerous roads. “I’ve had three accidents in this parking lot today,”
said Steve Brower, of Brower Foods and Hardware on Aurelius. A Winter Storm Warning had been issued for Ingham County, and remained in effect until 7 a.m. on Monday. Holt residents were surprised at how much snow fell, and how quickly. “I looked on my phone for the radar and it didn’t look like there was anything coming,” said Jessica Barner, an employee at the Rite Aid on Cedar St.