Snow Brings Work And Play For Local Families

(BEDFORD) – The weather that dumped about 5 to 7 inches of snow Monday night into Tuesday morning kept some people busy working and for others, it was a time to get out and play.

Bedford Street Department hit the streets late Monday night, and worked all day Tuesday to clear the streets.

Emergency crews, highway workers, and local snow removal companies kept busy Monday evening into Tuesday.

Karter Davis, Orleans prepares to be launched down the Otis Park Hill.

Several traffic accidents were reported throughout the area, some causing delays or closures on streets and highways throughout the area.

Beau Robbins goes down the hill at Wilson Park

The City of Bedford Street Department, Lawrence County Highway, Indiana Department of Transportation, and local snow removal companies were out in full force working long hours to get streets, highways, and parking lots ready for the commuters Tuesday morning.

Roslyn Robbins flies down Wilson Park Hill, Monday afternoon

Local schools closed allowing some families to enjoy a snow day. The local hills had people on sleds, inner tubes, and snowboards seeking some thrills and winter excitement they had not seen for a while.

Otis Park, Wilson Park, and Thornton Park were areas where many took their children to sled. Otis Park had a large number of people hitting the hills.

“It is really fun to go down the hill, really fast,” said Jared Haas of Orleans who took a day off from homeschooling to go sledding down the hills at Otis Park. This was his first time sledding at Otis Park.

For many Otis Park is their favorite place to go when the snow starts flying.