WINTER WONDERLAND

Staff reports
The local Episcpoal Church and neighboring residents make a perfect Christmas card setting.

More than two inches of snow blanketed Iberville Parish and surrounding areas last Thursday, marking the largest amount of snowfall here since 1988.

The early morning surprise caused schools and some governmental offices to close early amid the storm. In addition, trash pickup was postponed.

The snowstorm did cause some headaches for motorists. Passengers for the Plaquemine-Carville ferry were greeted to line of some 60 vehicles.

The long lines were attributed to the closure of both Mississippi River bridges in Baton Rouge, as well as the Sunshine Bridge near Donaldsonville. The closures left the ferry as the only east-west crossing on the river.

Even with the inconveniences, most residents welcomed the rare sighting.

The accumulation Thursday marked the largest since Feb. 5, 1988, when more the 3 inches of snow fell in the Iberville Parish area.

Editor Tryve Brackin captured a few snow snaps en route to the POST SOUTH this morning from Baton Rouge.

THE LAWN at First Financial Bank in Plaquemine is covered by a perfect white blanket of snow.