Sherwood schools shut down for two days as students take to the streets for loads of sledding fun

COURTESY OF TRISHA VALDEZ - This little guy and his dog were all in when it came to finding a fun street with a hill to slide down on Dec. 14. A second wintery blast in less than a week dumped snow throughout Sherwood and the Willamette Valley, snarling traffic and bringing most community activities to a halt on Dec. 14. As a result, afternoon and evening traffic around most the area was bumper to bumper throughout the entire Portland Metro area, as icy roads meant trips that normally take 10 minutes, took over an hour.

Icy conditions in Sherwood also forced the closure of all evening activities in the city as well as shutting down all Sherwood schools on both Dec. 15 and 16 because of leftover snow-packed and icy streets.

Meanwhile, area children took advantage of the weather, sledding down streets with hills and generally having a great time. The snowstorm also resulted in a large number of great photos posted to Amber Gardner's Living in Sherwood Facebook page requesting photos for the Gazette's website. Thanks for all your submissions! Check some of them out below:

COURTESY OF SARAH OTTESON - A Sherwood home is caught in a festive photo shot during the Dec. 14 snowstorm.

COURTESY OF ANN SCHREPFER - A Sherwood pedestrian bridge is reflected in streetlights during another wintery blast on Dec. 14.

COURTESY OF CHANDRA VANDERZANDEN - A four-legged friend was having fun in the snow during the Dec. 14 storm.

COURTESY OF ASHLEY SLEEMAN - A little tike from Sherwood takes in the snow that blanketed the city on Dec. 14 creating a mess with area traffic and closing schools.

COURTESY OF APRIL GILBERTSON  - Two young Sherwood residents take to the street on their sled, enjoying a fun ride during the Dec/ 14 storm.

COURTESY OF SHANNON CHASTAIN CLEVELAND - Sherwood streets were turned into sledding hills during the Dec. 14 winter blast.

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