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East Texans take advantage of winter wonderland

By Jamey Boyum - email

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - An evening of massive amounts of snow turned East Texas into a winter wonderland which closed most of the schools, but surely not the businesses.

"We have a landscaping business so not much to landscape today," laughed Kristi Pummill.

"We are sledding with snowboards...I mean boogie boards," said Mary Kate Robertson. "At first we tried doing it on the regular side, but then we figured out the other side was a lot smoother. It's working pretty well. I feel like I'm in Colorado."

There's a guy skiing over there," said Maggie Merger. "I can't believe he actually found his skis!"

"As a teenager in New Hampshire we cross country skied," said Eric Danielson. "Don't get to do it too much now."

Many East Texans are out of school, out of power and out of work, but somehow they managed to make the most of it.

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