Winter storm dumped snow on area

LIKE A CHRISTMAS CARD–Santa’s Village, located in the Red Bud City Hall Park, looked like the perfect backdrop for a Christmas greeting card on Monday night. For more pictures from the wintry weather earlier this week, please see page 6A. Additional pictures, both reader submitted and by the North County News, can be viewed on the News’ Facebook page.

Early this week many schools had to close and many events were canceled due to a strong winter weather front passing through.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that covered much of the local area. By mid-day, snow and freezing rain began to fall and didn’t let up until late on Monday, Dec. 16. The combination of rain, ice, sleet and snow made traveling very difficult.

For more on this week’s snow storm, please see this week’s print edition.