HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The dreams of a White Christmas have turned into the nightmare that is the winter of 2014.
More snow is predicted to fall today and tomorrow in the Holland/Zeeland area, with up to seven fresh inches of power added on to the total seasonal amount of more than a hundred inches. Bone-chilling temperatures are accompanying this latest blast from Old Man Winter, with highs not expected to get close to seasonal norms until next week at the earliest.
The effects of this harsher-than-usual winter along the Lakeshore are already being felt. While some are applauding the heavy snow and cold for leading to increased water levels and cooler temperatures this coming spring and summer, others are already feeling the effects of what should be a tougher-than-normal pothole season on area roadways. Municipal and county budgets already stretched by higher road clearing costs will get another hit with increased expenditures for filling those potholes, although no dollar estimates have been made thus far.