Weathering winter’s wrath

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Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Lois Engelking uses a broom to clean snow from her vehicle on Friday on Fifth Street in Seymour.

Tribune photo by Aaron Piper/ Seymour Parks and Recreation Department workers Dave Wilson shovels a sidewalk outside the Seymour Police Department while Gene Rogers uses a utility vehicle with a plow to shovel the station's parking lot on Friday. Willy Reinhart was shoveling on the other side of the parking lot.

Motorists in Jackson County apparently handled the earlier waves of the season’s first winter storm with few problems.

But worsening road conditions as another 4 to 5 inches of snow fell across the area Friday afternoon into the evening — with more on the way — triggered a travel advisory for Jackson County.

“Roads are extremely slick and hazardous, and law enforcement agencies are working numerous accidents throughout the county,” Duane Davis of the county Emergency Management Office said at 5 p.m.

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