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Snow welcomes spring

By Sara Story - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Sunday morning, East Texans woke up to a cold surprise. They discovered the first full day of spring was marked not by sunshine, but by snow. 

Flowers peeked out of trash bags. Others were surrounded by snow. Even the new blossoms on trees were contrasted by the ice on branches next door. "We love having snow here, but we have already had wonderful snow here. I've already planted flowers," said Anita Breimeyer, a Tyler resident.  

East Texans woke up and bundled up for their Sunday events. We caught up with several on their way to church who say they're exhausted of snow. Ron Cowden said, "It is pretty sometimes. We had our one big snow, and it should be over. I am ready for sunshine, fishing at the lake." Jacob Miles agreed, "It's starting to snow so much that Jim starting to get tired of it.

The flurries energized and excited others. "It is great. It's just a different way to start the morning. We looked out the window and thought we should be taking pictures for the Christmas card this year," said Richard Poiner. His friend, Richard Kennedy, said, "I like it. I think it's great. It keeps me from playing golf this afternoon, but I think it is beautiful."

The snow layered cars but didn't stick to roads. It was a minor inconvenience to most, but everyone seemed to be concerned about one thing. "What I am concerned about is the Azalea Trail because it is such an attraction to Tyler that it is just lost this year," said Cowden.  Breimeyer agreed,  "I feel so bad for all these Azalea people."

Azalea people like Eddie Price packed up their booths at the Arts and Crafts Fair after yesterday's rain and today's snow. He said, "When we got here this morning, it was obvious that everyone was packing up, that there were obviously no people here to buy what we need to sell."

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