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Spring is coming but beware sneaky snow squalls

Sunny weather on the last Sunday of February provides an opportunity for Hydro workers to do some preventive work on power lines around the Prescott-Russell area. The recent snow storms that blew through the area have not resulted in any power interruptions and Hydro crews are working to reduce the risk of any local blackouts if the weather turns foul again. — photo Gregg Chamberlain
Sunny weather on the last Sunday of February provides an opportunity for Hydro workers to do some preventive work on power lines around the Prescott-Russell area. The recent snow storms that blew through the area have not resulted in any power interruptions and Hydro crews are working to reduce the risk of any local blackouts if the weather turns foul again.
photo Gregg Chamberlain
The first day of Spring is close now but residents need to be wary for a few final snow squalls during March.

Hydro crews took advantage of the mild weather Sunday during the last weekend of February to do checks on power lines at various locations around Prescott-Russell. The sunny Sunday was a welcome change to the snow squall that hit the region on Saturday.

Public works crews in some communities are also trying to clear away large piles of snow bordering the sides of some municipal roads.

Long-range forecasts from the Weather Network and Environment Canada predict milder weather continuing through March though there may also be an occasional snow squall before the first official day of Spring.