See photos from cleanup following severe weather in Wilson County. Staff photos by Shawn Rocco.
DETROIT — If Detroit area weather forecasts are correct, Monday’s championship game between North Carolina and Michigan State should be an interesting experience for the 72,500 or so fans expected to show up at Ford Field.
Up to 6-8 inches of snow is expected overnight Sunday and through the day Monday.
The city is used to dealing with rough weather -- “Hockey Town” is a popular nickname -- but heavy traffic is another matter. In cold but clear conditions during Saturday’s semifinal games, street and pedestrian traffic for several blocks around the stadium was a nightmare.
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The remains of Tuesday's snow storm lingered for another day in the Triangle, causing road problems and another holiday for students. Submit your ... more
Tuesday's snow storm could not have come at a better time. With Tuesday's historic inauguration, many people were likely to be fairly unproductive at work as they took time out to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office and state open-mouthed at Aretha Franklin's hat.
But some people were productive Tuesday. Even as the snow was tapering off, 11-year-old Seamus Burns was shoveling the white stuff off the sidewalk in front of his home in Wendell. His parents should be proud that he would get out in the weather to do that kind of work when most children his age were more interested in snowball fights and making snowmen.
More in the spirit of fun, Craig Pendleton searched high and low for places to sled Tuesday. The Zebulon family finally ended up at Wendell Park, where Craig pushed his children, Abbi and Matthew on makeshift sleds down a ramp which connects the parking lot to the soccer field.
Young Matthew, 5, made the most of his slides, eventually working his way all the way to the parking lot at the bottom of the hill.
Our family ventured out Tuesday night for a snowball fight that took a lot longer than it should have because the snow was so fine we couldn't pack it into a decent snowball. Nevertheless, we were game and after about 45 minutes we were cold, wet and thoroughly exhilirated.
Yes, this year's snow couldn't have come at a better time.
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staff photojournalist Shawn Rocco.