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1/18/08-Tyler

Winter Weather Weaves Its Way Through East Texas

It was winter after all in East Texas, and the sight took some East Texans by surprise.  Brett Harrison said he doesn't even own an ice-scraper.  "I can't even spell, ice- scraper," he said. 

The wintry blast moved into East Texas late Friday morning, pelting just about everything.  For many of us, it was business as usual, but that didn't stop others from taking the time to capture the morning's quick glimpse of winter weather in their memories. 

"I was just running to the bank and getting lunch, and came out just in time," said Claudia Lopez.  The winter weather moved in, but the heavy stuff only lasted a few minutes, and then it was gone.  It still gave people enough time to enjoy it, some of them, from inside where it was warm and dry.  

Ryan Coco said he's looking forward to lighting a fire when he gets home.  Terry Boykin said a friend of his in Wisconsin always sees big snow flakes, but he's more excited about the smaller snowflakes which fell Friday.

But those little bitty snowflakes and all that freezing rain made for a slippery situation, causing some big problems on the roadways.  Devin Frazier was hoping to deliver some furniture when his truck began to skid, turning over on its side on Highway 14 in Smith County.  "I hadn't seen the weather or anything, so I didn't think it would be like this," he said.

Jack Frost--an unwelcome visitor for some, and a long-lost friend for others.   

Layron Livingston, Reporting. llivingston@kltv.com

 

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