Neighbors Love and Hate Early Spring Snow

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

SHENANDOAH COUNTY -- The snow on the ground made it difficult for John Koontz to take feed to his cattle.

"Well it makes it difficult on your foot. The tractors they slip and slide and of course it's hard of the cattle too," he said.

He said it can also be good for his pasture.

"It's moisture and hopefully this will melt go on the ground and will help us this coming year."

Koontz said the snow wasn't so bad this year.

“After a while, you get tired of it. We really haven't had that much this year. We've been very fortunate when it snowed fast but when it melted. It left here. It wasn't here very long."

Bonny Burner said the snow stayed way too long. On Monday, she dug her car out of the snow for the second time this winter.

"I'm tired to having to dig my car out,” she said, “I'm tired of not being certain if I can go to work or not. I couldn't go today. Just snow in general. It's time for it to stop."

She hoped for an early spring.

“The weather is on the 30s and 40s and then it goes to the 50 and 60s, so I guess at this point we don't know what's gonna happen next.”

Koontz said in March, anything can happen.

“You never give up on March. You have 70 to 5 degree days and now look what we have today,” he said.

Even though spring officially started the week before, on Monday, it didn't really feel like it. Neighbors would just have to wait and see if warmer temperatures were on the way.

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