Area digging out after a tough week

Snow scraperAlbion and other area communities were digging out after a six to seven-inch snowfall overnight last Thursday, Dec. 18. More snow and strong winds arrived after the storm, pushing temperatures to 15 degrees below zero on Monday morning, Dec. 22. In this photo, a┬álarge scraper removes snow from downtown Albion streets on Friday. The machine loading up a windrow near St. Michael’s School. Local schools canceled classes on Friday, adding an extra day to Christmas vacation.