April "Plowers" Precede May Flowers


A look at the calendar may indicate that spring has arrived, but a look at the ground in Cass County, reveals that winter weather is hanging on.

Snow not only fell in Cass County on Thursday, some of it actually stuck to the ground.

There was enough snow to coat lawns and cars.

There was even enough to call out a full compliment of snow plows.

“We did get some snow, maybe an inch, or an inch and a half,” said Cass County Road Commission Manager Joseph Bellina.

“We just sent six of the trucks out and all the graders to take care of the gravels, that pretty much took care of it.

While the road commission was physically prepared to deal with the development, some were struggling mentally.

“It didn't surprise me that it got cold again, but I didn’t think we’d go sledding,” said Scott Johnson, as he brushed the snow off cars at SS Automotive in Cassopolis.

Johnson heats his office with kerosene heaters, that he had already stored for the season. “I had to go get kerosene this morning, pump up those heaters to get them going again. I thought I was done for the year.”

The April snowfall came right in the middle of spring break for the Cassopolis Schools.


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