Winter weather in the Ohio Valley

February 9, 2014

Snow flurries continued to fall on Friday morning in Pomeroy. The roof over the the stage area and portions of the parking lot remained snow covered from the snow that fell over the past 10 days.

A snow man on Butternut Avenue near the Pomeroy Fire Department was dressed as a fireman, complete with a fire hose and helmet.

The Ohio River still had small pieces of ice in it late this week as water levels were slightly higher than normal from the rain and snow over the past week.

Trains in the Hobson Yard near Middleport move along the snow covered tracks.

Thanks to excessive precipitation in all forms this winter, the mighty Ohio River was on the rise in the Ohio Valley. The river crest at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Wednesday at 30.34, according to the National Weather Service.

No one was exempt from snow this past week, not even this frontiersman at Tu-Endie-Wei State Park in Point Pleasant.

As night fell over the Ohio Valley this past week, a blanket of snow covered the Gallipolis City Park where no one braved the falling temperatures.

The newly refurbished Doughboy Monument at the Gallipolis City Park still shines brightly even on a cold winter’s night.

Heavy snowfall closed schools across the region, including the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community campus.