PHOTO FEATURES

Winter Wonderland

By Joe Duty | Published Saturday, December 7, 2013

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Winter Wonderland 1

WINTER WONDERLAND – A sleet storm left Wise County in a blanket of white Friday morning. The lights at Decatur Farm to Market cast a holiday glow at the corner of Walnut and Washburn streets. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Winter Wonderland 2

An American flag flies in the midst of the storm. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Winter Wonderland 3

Roadways were empty Friday morning as schools, government offices and some businesses were closed. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Storm Preparation 1

STORM PREPARATION – Tyler Thomas of Greenwood adds windshield wiper fluid to his truck before heading to work Friday at Cabela’s. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Storm Preparation 2

STORM PREPARATION – Jackie Wiltcher of Cottondale stocks up on bottled water and other supplies Thursday before the storm. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Beauty of Ice

BEAUTY OF ICE – Winter weather enhances the Christmas feel of decorations around town. Unfortunately, sleet made roadways unsafe prompting the cancellation and postponement of several weekend events. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Hard at Work

HARD AT WORK – A Texas Department of Transportation crew clears U.S. 380 between Decatur and Bridgeport Friday morning. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Snow Day

SNOW DAY – Esther Wissmann gives her daughter, Ella Wissman, 9, a push as she attempts to sled down a street in Decatur. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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