First snow ‘underwhelms’ Barberton area

Bob Morehead

Herald Staff Writer

We were poised for a dump. The Akron Zoo and three of the four school systems in the Four Cities Compact closed preemptively; Barberton stayed open since it was remote the first half of this week anyway.

Cleveland media Dec. 1 reported heavy snow, a multitude of traffic accidents. A Cleveland DJ that afternoon told listeners she got up to “at least 5 inches.”

In Barberton, the grass was still poking out of the snow.

“It was underwhelming,” said one Facebook commenter.

Still, sticking to the branches, it made for a picturesque Christmas card scene and a couple kids took advantage of it to take on the water tower hill with their sleds.

But as this is written, Accuweather was warning of the next round of snow the afternoon of the first and expected to last several hours.

Snow sticking to the branches turned Norton’s Columbia Woods Park into a Christmas card Dec. 1.

HERALD PHOTO/Bob Morehead Jackson Fosbrink, 11, and June Fosbrink, 9, take on the North End water tower hill the afternoon of Dec. 1.

HERALD PHOTO/Bob Morehead It’s a light dusting but West Tuscarawas Avenue still looks a little festive Dec. 1.

1 Comment

  1. Hype on December 1, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    These storms are always hyped.

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