2009 BLIZZARD HITS REGION - The Deepest Snow Since 1995-96, Major Power Outage, 1000s Stranded On WV Turnpike

The blizzard and winter of 2009 set just before Christmas, the worst winter since 1995-96.

Blizzard conditions caused lengthy power and phone outages and transportation problems for county residents.

Thousands of motorists got stranded on the WV Turnpike.

About 200 Calhoun homes didn't have electric on Christmas Eve day.

The 13" inch mark tells the tale, while birds
flock to snow laden bird feeder at Hur

Storm dropped the deepest snow on
Sunny Cal since the winter of 1995-96

Winter along the Little Kanawha
(Anita Vannoy Photo)

Down a county lane
(Yancy Miller Photo)

Snow drifts up to 5 feet on Broomstick-Norman Ridge Road
(Zeb Ritchie Photo)

"Hunter" explores a wintry West Fork River
(Ernestine Keaton Photo)

Snow resting on an easy chair
(Scott & Sharlette Villers Photo)

Snowman on Tucker's Creek, Wirt County
(John Griffin Photo)

Calhoun Courthouse Annex in middle of blizzard
(Eric Thompson Photo)