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Park Rapids’ Christmas gets whiter and whiter

On the second day of Christmas, our True Love gave us even more snow than on Christmas Day. And on the third day, even more.

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Henry Effer takes a bite out of a heap of snow as high as his snowblower while snowflakes continue to fly on the wind Dec. 27, 2021 on 6th Street East in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Park Rapids Enterprise

It was a white Christmas in Park Rapids, with fresh snow on the ground even before it snowed on Christmas Day.

Travelers going to church or joining family celebrations Saturday, Dec. 25 faced heavy accumulation of snow and middling visibility in the area.

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David Hacker with Backhoe Pete plows a customer's driveway Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2021 on 4th Street East in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Park Rapids Enterprise

Even more came down the night of the second day of Christmas and into Monday, creating such conditions as vehicles getting stuck in unplowed streets, making wide skidding turns and kicking up clouds of snow in their wake.

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Jack Frost had a monopoly on Main Avenue's trademark middle-of-the-street parking area after the plows went through Dec. 27, 2021 in downtown Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Park Rapids Enterprise

As of press time, National Weather Service forecasts for the early part of this week in Park Rapids mentioned more snow, gusty winds and double-digit-below-zero wind chills, settling in for more snow on Thursday and colder temperatures later in the week.

So, it wouldn’t be unrealistic to dream of a white New Year.

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The roundabout sign on U.S. Hwy. 71 in Park Rapids is lost in a haze of windborne snow as viewed from in front of the A&W restaurant on Monday afternoon, Dec. 27, 2021. Robin Fish / Park Rapids Enterprise

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