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Published: 1/2/2014 - Updated: 10 months ago


Snowstorm strikes Toledo area

Several counties declared snow emergencies and residents dug themselves out Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, as the Toledo area was blanketed with snow in the first snowstorm of the new year. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

A snowplow clears sidewalks on Adams Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A snowplow clears sidewalks on Adams Street.
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Icicles formed by water from a fire hose hang from the gutter of an occupied home that caught fire on Parker Avenue. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Icicles formed by water from a fire hose hang from the gutter of an occupied home that caught fire on Parker Avenue.
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Mo Tawil, right, is among a dozen workers shoveling snow off of about 900 cars at Nationwide Auto on Woodville Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mo Tawil, right, is among a dozen workers shoveling snow off of about 900 cars at Nationwide Auto on Woodville Road.
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The Maumee River is frozen over and downtown Toledo is shrouded in blowing snow. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Maumee River is frozen over and downtown Toledo is shrouded in blowing snow.
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Nationwide Auto Finance owner Al Tawil is among 12 workers shoveling snow off 900 cars in the lot. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nationwide Auto Finance owner Al Tawil is among 12 workers shoveling snow off 900 cars in the lot.
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Terry Cox shovels snow off a vehicle at Nationwide Auto Finance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Terry Cox shovels snow off a vehicle at Nationwide Auto Finance.
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Toledoan Jason Huther snow blows his driveway on Heatherdowns Boulevard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledoan Jason Huther snow blows his driveway on Heatherdowns Boulevard.
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Imagination Station facility worker Robert Rising snow blows the entrance of the science center during a snow storm in downtown Toledo. Because of the heavy snowfall, Imagination Station closed for the day. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Imagination Station facility worker Robert Rising snow blows the entrance of the science center during a snow storm in downtown ...
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Auto Zone worker Juan DeLatorre shovels the sidewalk of Auto Zone on Broadway. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Auto Zone worker Juan DeLatorre shovels the sidewalk of Auto Zone on Broadway.
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A car is idle after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A car is idle after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County.
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An SUV is idle after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County. Enlarge | Buy This Photo An SUV is idle after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County.
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A car sits alone after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A car sits alone after sliding off of I-75 South near the US 23 exit during a level 2 Snow Emergency in Lucas County.
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Dan Ditty, with the Downtown Toledo Improvement District, shovels the wheelchair access point to the sidewalk on Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dan Ditty, with the Downtown Toledo Improvement District, shovels the wheelchair access point to the sidewalk on Madison Street....
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Robert Russian, left, and Joe Luna, right, make their way to Toledo-Lucas County Library's main library by walking down the middle of Madison Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Robert Russian, left, and Joe Luna, right, make their way to Toledo-Lucas County Library's main library by walking down ...
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Justin Guerrero bundles up to shovel out his car that is stuck on Madison Street in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Justin Guerrero bundles up to shovel out his car that is stuck on Madison Street in downtown Toledo.
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Brad Anderson, left, and Justin Guerrero, right, shovel out their car that is stuck on Madison Street in downtown Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brad Anderson, left, and Justin Guerrero, right, shovel out their car that is stuck on Madison Street in downtown Toledo.
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I-75 Southbound is clear of traffic during a level 2 snow emergency although a path is worn in the middle of the highway. Enlarge | Buy This Photo I-75 Southbound is clear of traffic during a level 2 snow emergency although a path is worn in the middle of the highway.
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The Commodore Perry statue on Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg is covered with snow. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Commodore Perry statue on Louisiana Avenue in Perrysburg is covered with snow.
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A tow truck and a Washington Township police officer help two cars that collided on I-75 northbound near the Ohio state line. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A tow truck and a Washington Township police officer help two cars that collided on I-75 northbound near the Ohio state line.
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Don Haubert blows snow around the edge of his driveway Thursday on Hayes Avenue in Fremont. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Don Haubert blows snow around the edge of his driveway Thursday on Hayes Avenue in Fremont.
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Businesses along Secor Road had carrying degrees of cleared sidewalk Thursday in West Toledo. Snow fall from early Wednesday through 1 p.m. of Thursday totaled 9.1 inches. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Businesses along Secor Road had carrying degrees of cleared sidewalk Thursday in West Toledo. Snow fall from early Wednesday through ...
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Businesses along Secor Road had carrying degrees of cleared sidewalk Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Businesses along Secor Road had carrying degrees of cleared sidewalk Thursday.
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Treona Smith, 16, clears snow from the sidewalk in front of her home Thursday in West Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Treona Smith, 16, clears snow from the sidewalk in front of her home Thursday in West Toledo.
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Snow covers the sidewalk along Secor Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Snow covers the sidewalk along Secor Road.
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Postal carrier Nick Fitzgerald treks through the snow while making his deliveries in West Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Postal carrier Nick Fitzgerald treks through the snow while making his deliveries in West Toledo.
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Traffic on northbound I-75 in North Toledo was backed up Thursday because of a crash. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Traffic on northbound I-75 in North Toledo was backed up Thursday because of a crash.
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Norfolk South eastbound container train makes its way through North Wood near Wales Road. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Norfolk South eastbound container train makes its way through North Wood near Wales Road.
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Benjamin Kuhlman, 5, hits a jump while sledding near Harvard School in South Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Benjamin Kuhlman, 5, hits a jump while sledding near Harvard School in South Toledo.
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A man walks through the snow near the Harvard School in South Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A man walks through the snow near the Harvard School in South Toledo.
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Maintenance crews finish repairs on a water service pipeline in a residential area on Harding Street in South Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Maintenance crews finish repairs on a water service pipeline in a residential area on Harding Street in South Toledo.
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A fire broke out maintenance garage for Pike-Delta-York School District Thursday in Delta. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A fire broke out maintenance garage for Pike-Delta-York School District Thursday in Delta.
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A fire broke out maintenance garage for Pike-Delta-York School District Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A fire broke out maintenance garage for Pike-Delta-York School District Thursday.
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Sisters Treona Smith, 16, left, Sierra, 14, center left, Lachelle, 12, center right, and their cousin Latara Walker, 12, right, clear snow from the sidewalk and driveway at the Smiths' home Thursday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sisters Treona Smith, 16, left, Sierra, 14, center left, Lachelle, 12, center right, and their cousin Latara Walker, 12, right,...
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