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Thu., Jan. 30, 2014, 2:38 p.m.

Harris: Winter Making Comeback

A Kootenai County Groomer Program truck slumps over the edge of East Fernan Lake Road Wednesday after the driver maneuvered to avoid colliding with an oncoming van. Icy conditions made recovery of the vehicle difficult for tow trucks, causing an extended delays for drivers along East Fernan Lake Road. (Gabe Green/press)
A Kootenai County Groomer Program truck slumps over the edge of East Fernan Lake Road Wednesday after the driver maneuvered to avoid colliding with an oncoming van. Icy conditions made recovery of the vehicle difficult for tow trucks, causing an extended delays for drivers along East Fernan Lake Road. (Gabe Green/press)

A Kootenai County Groomer Program truck slumps over the edge of East Fernan Lake Road Wednesday after the driver maneuvered to avoid colliding with an oncoming van. Icy conditions made recovery of the vehicle difficult for tow trucks, causing an extended delays for drivers along East Fernan Lake Road. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)

Mother Nature dumped 5.6 inches of snow in Kootenai County as of Wednesday afternoon, and climatologist Cliff Harris said another 4 inches should pile up before it quits snowing today. "We had more snow in 24 hours than we have had all month," Harris said. "All of the other snow this month adds up to 5.5 inches, for a total of 11.1 inches for the month so far. Harris said a normal snow pattern has now settled in place after a massive high pressure front that kept our region unusually dry for weeks has broken up. In fact, he said, there were two six-week patterns that kept the West Coast much drier than normal this winter/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Have you had any near-crashes as a result of icy roads this winter?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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