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COUNTY REELING: Good and bad of winter weather

January 6, 2014

Mounds of snow buried parking spaces in downtown Columbia City Monday. While Columbia City’s Street Department worked to clear roadways, snow piled up around town. Crews are expected to remove the snow piles as soon as they become available, as they continued to work to clear streets and alleys throughout the day Monday. Pictured is a large pile of snow on Van Buren Street, in front of the Whitley County Courthouse Monday morning. Nicole Ott/Post & Mail photo.

COLUMBIA CITY — While Sunday’s snowfall put a damper on travel plans and put Whitley County into a state of emergency, some are electing to make the best of their time at home.

Many Whitley County residents say they’re taking the opportunity to spend quality time with family.

On the other hand, many businesses and factories were forced to close Monday due to an official travel warning and Level I State of Emergency, issued by government officials Sunday night, and extended through Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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