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Wales Day 3: Plows keeping up with the snow

A steady snow fell in Wales this morning, with about a foot added to the 2 feet already on the ground.

“It’s nothing we can’t handle so far,” said Supervisor Rickey Venditti. “It’s not a real heavy snow and the wind isn’t bad. Our plows are out, and the state and county have kept up pretty well on their roads.”

As of 7 a.m., almost 20 inches of snow had fallen in the past 24 hours in south Wales, according to the National Weather Service.

“Three feet sounds like a lot, but we haven’t gotten to the 5- or 6-foot level,” he said, adding they are keeping track of conditions in the town’s older mobile home parks, where heavy snow poses the greatest danger.

So far, no residents have reported trouble, he said.

“I haven’t heard anything – and my phone number is out there,” he said. “I will hear if they have problems. That’s one of the good things of having such a small community.”

– Melinda Miller