weathers Wednesday's blizzard
By Matt Sonnenberg
February 15, 2008 | RICHMOND -- Schools and businesses
were slowed in Richmond by Wednesday's blizzard that
hit Cache Valley with over five inches of snow. Several
operations in Richmond were either slowed or cancelled
outright because of the severity of the storm.
The Cache County School District cancelled all after-school
activities for North Cache Center in order to get all
students home safely during the storm. According to
a secretary at North Cache, the school buses were able
to get students home without any complications other
than the extra time it took to drive safely.
"There were some calls (from parents) because they
were a little slow," she said.
One local business felt the effect of the snowstorm
as well in a record-setting way. Lucas Beckstead, a
supervisor at Big J Burgers said, "Slowest night we've
ever had." Only one worker was delayed enough to be
late for work that evening Beckstead said, however it
seemed as though the majority of customers stayed in
for the evening.
"Money-wise it was the least amount ever for lunch,"
While local schools and businesses were suffering
the effects of the storm, Richmond city officials weathered
the storm without closing down any of its operations
earlier than normal. There was one delay however, as
snowplows in the city were forced to cease operation
for a period of time in the evening hours.
"They did have to quit in the evening because of the
(wind) blowing," City Manager Marlowe Adkins said. The
snowplows resumed operation and worked until the early
hours of the morning to clear the roads of snow.
Adkins also said that there were no traffic accidents
related to the storm that he was aware of.