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SNOW PLOW, CENTEX STYLE



If not for the snow plow you might think this is Rockdale. That’s actually not a real snow plow but it is really Rockdale. A snowfall estimated at two to three inches fell overnight Thursday and turned roads into skating rinks Friday morning. With vehicles sliding all over US 79 downtown in futile attempts to get traction, police diverted traffic while the city called in heavy equipment, improvised a snow plow and went to work. Aided by a perfectlytimed five minutes of sunshine, the highway was made passable. If not for the snow plow you might think this is Rockdale. That’s actually not a real snow plow but it is really Rockdale. A snowfall estimated at two to three inches fell overnight Thursday and turned roads into skating rinks Friday morning. With vehicles sliding all over US 79 downtown in futile attempts to get traction, police diverted traffic while the city called in heavy equipment, improvised a snow plow and went to work. Aided by a perfectlytimed five minutes of sunshine, the highway was made passable.

At right, some early morning visitors on Bushdale Road, just north of the Girls Softball Field, came to the Rockdale area for breakfast Friday morning. The snow didn’t stay long. By afternoon temperatures had climbed into the 60s and the big meltdown was under way. The white stuff was all gone by Saturday afternoon but was possible again at mid-week. More photos, pages 6A, 1B, 3B. 
Reporter/Mike Brown At right, some early morning visitors on Bushdale Road, just north of the Girls Softball Field, came to the Rockdale area for breakfast Friday morning. The snow didn’t stay long. By afternoon temperatures had climbed into the 60s and the big meltdown was under way. The white stuff was all gone by Saturday afternoon but was possible again at mid-week. More photos, pages 6A, 1B, 3B. Reporter/Mike Brown

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