ABOVE: There has been a lot of work done to clear the parking lot of snow and ice at South Elementary School in Hamden. The combination of snow, ice and hazardous driving conditions resulted in the closing of the Vinton County Local Schools for several days this past week. BELOW/LEFT: The winter weather which has hit the area in the past week has resulted in a lot of snow-clearing efforts at all levels of government. Pictured is a Clinton Township truck at work in Hamden earlier in the week. The snow, ice, and cold temperatures have affected much of the United States.  (Telegram Photos by Red Thompson, Jr.)