Weekend snow turns county into winter wonderland

Emmaline Kiphart, 10, takes a high-speed sled run down a hill at Lakeview Park in Waterloo on Saturday morning. Her younger brother Benjamin, 2, was excited about his first romp in the snow. That is, until he took his first tumble face first into it. (Alan Dooley photos)

The first significant snowfall of the season arrived in Monroe County and surrounding areas on Friday afternoon and lasted through Saturday morning, resulting in various wintry scenes.

Fortunately, no major traffic incidents involving injury were reported. While the multiple inches of snow initially predicted for Christmas night did not materialize here, Friday’s snowfall total came as more of a surprise.

Estimated snowfall accumulations ranged anywhere from three to five inches in all.

A winter weather advisory was issued Sunday night by the National Weather Service for portions of the St. Louis area, including Monroe County, calling for up to three inches of new snow between Monday morning, Dec. 31, and Tuesday early morning, Jan. 1.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Monroe County EMS personnel responded to a rollover crash in the snow Friday night on Sportsman Road just south of Waterloo. The accident, involving a white Dodge pick-up truck, occurred about one-half mile west of Route 3 near Grandview Terrace. The male driver reported minor injuries, including bumps and bruises, but did not require medical transport. The driver told deputies he lost control of the truck on the slippery snow-covered road and overturned when it went into the ditch.

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