Editorial: Preparedness helped county navigate storm

When the temperature finally climbed from subzero and single-digits into the 20s last week, it felt downright balmy by comparison.

And when stretches of pavement began to appear from under a blanket of ice, motorists knew the worst of a tough winter storm was behind us.

Mother Nature threw a haymaker punch at the county, but we endured it. And much of the thanks should go to local officials for planning before the storm hit and the tireless efforts of emergency and highway crews during and after the storm.

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