Lewis Creek has frozen over, don’t forget your balaclava

Marvin Fishman, Charlotte correspondent Lewis Creek has frozen over. No it hasn’t. Yes, it has. Which is it? Both, actually. Neither one, actually. Okay, I’ll explain. The creek was still running into mid-February, at least here in East Charlotte, until it iced over during the recent sub-zero cold spell. Iced over very thinly; nothing you’d… Read More »

My car does what?

My car does what?

Content courtesy of StatePoint Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes. People do less driving in winter, yet we have more crashes per mile driven. Non-fatal collisions also occur with greater frequency in winter months.… Read More »

Health department warns against hypothermia

Health department warns against hypothermia

Staff report Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. Hypothermia (below normal body temperature) is most likely at very cold temperatures, but can occur even at cool temps above 40° F if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water. Hypothermia most often affects older people who… Read More »

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Cheers to Punxsutawney Phil!

Spring weather has many commuters living on rural roads mudding it to work this February. Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, usually has winter-worn Vermonters crossing their fingers and toes for warm weather as Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil peeks out of his burrow on live television. Not this year. The groundhog emerged on schedule, but most Vermonters were… Read More »

GMP to the rescue!

GMP to the rescue!

More than 50 Green Mountain Power line workers, supervisors, safety personnel and mechanics headed to Long Island last weekend to help restore power when a massive snowstorm hit the mid-Atlantic region. New York City Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday and issued a travel ban for the city starting at 2:30pm that… Read More »

Don’t slip, trip or fall!

Don’t slip, trip or fall!

That nor’easter that threatened to hit last weekend missed its mark and left the Champlain Valley with mild temperatures and little snow. Roads were slick at times. The sun did shine on Livery Horse Farm in Hinesburg long enough for horse and rider to get some much-needed time outside. Owner Kim Johansen said she and… Read More »

Upcoming weather isn’t all wind, thunder and rainbows

Upcoming weather isn’t all wind, thunder and rainbows

After Sunday’s sensational display of unseasonably high temperatures, destructive winds, thunder, lightning and rainbows, the week that followed was rather benign. The downed trees and power outages from that storm system were quickly removed and repaired. Crews were at the ready before the winds even struck. James Mack at the Shelburne Police Department said there… Read More »

Frigid start leads to mild weekend

By Lynn Monty It was caps, hats, socks and mittens for siblings Wyatt and June Hill who took an official snow day off with their mom, Maureen, in Middlebury during the first snow storm of the season last week. The snow was perfect for constructing a life-sized Olaf and durable snow fort built for the… Read More »