Some area businesses say the Level Three snow emergency that was declared for Monday and Tuesday in most of our area did more than clear the roads, they say it cleared out their stores, and also their cash registers.
Many area businesses say they that they will feel the economic impact of the so called Polar Inversion long after the feeling of numbness left by the bitter cold has passed.
With drivers unable to travel the roads, many area stores had to shut down because shoppers couldn’t get there to shop, and workers couldn’t get there to work.
The cold weather also meant a longer Christmas break for many schools in the area than what they originally planned for. Most schools in our area have been on extended break because of the cold weather and hazardous roads. Both the roads and the weather are expected to improve as we head for the weekend.