RUTLAND-Heavy, wet and blowing snow smothered the region last Friday after the National Weather Service had issued a storm-warning advisory Thursday evening.
It was tough going for drivers on main and backroads with the ever popular "greasy" snow typical of spring storms sticking to everything from windows to woolen ski caps.
The National Weather Service at the Rutland Airport reported northern winds blowing between 22 and 25 mph.
Drifting snow and near zero temperatures Friday night and early Saturday morning had road crews working around the clock.
Freezing rain mixed with snow returned to the region for the last day of February forcing Rutland-Windsor area schools and some busineses to close.