Mother Nature brought snow -- and lots of it, at that -- to the area just in time for the holidays, and just in time to create a big headache for travelers. The winter storm that impeded travel on Thursday, December 20, also caused school closings and a lot of work for road crews. At right, a snowplow clears the snow off of X Avenue, where drifts were almost as tall as the snowplow itself. Below right, high wind speeds caused the front of the Dysart City Hall to be covered with snow. Below, piles of snow line Main Street in downtown Dysart.