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Nacogdoches Co. residents, students enjoy brief snow-related fun

The snow was more enjoyable than a hindrance. (Source: KTRE Staff) The snow was more enjoyable than a hindrance. (Source: KTRE Staff)
Snow showers came down hard in northern Nacogdoches County. (Source: KTRE Staff) Snow showers came down hard in northern Nacogdoches County. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A group of Swedish students were amused by how Texans reacted to the snow, something they contend with routinely. (Source: KTRE Staff) A group of Swedish students were amused by how Texans reacted to the snow, something they contend with routinely. (Source: KTRE Staff)
A group of Swedish students were amused by how Texans reacted to the snow, something they contend with routinely. (Source: KTRE Staff) A group of Swedish students were amused by how Texans reacted to the snow, something they contend with routinely. (Source: KTRE Staff)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Nacogdoches County received significant snow showers beginning around 9 a.m. Wednesday. Before it disappeared, East Texas News got out to see how people spent the snow day.

In Nacogdoches the snow fell making people feel …

“Happy,” a child said.

The giant snowflakes only stuck around for a little while, but it was long enough.

Children laughed as they played in the snow and threw snowballs at each other.

“Right in the face,” one child said.

School was delayed a couple of hours. James, a Raguet Elementary student, took advantage of every second he had.

“You know it happens so seldom that it's always new and fun when it does happen,” James' mother said.

On days like Wednesday, teachers generally just give in. Who says you can't have fun on a snow day at school?

“It's not as hard for me as it is for them, so we're going to try to make them happy at the beginning,” Karan Stewart said. “Maybe we'll get a little work out of them."

East Texans in the snow were comical to a group of Swedish university students who are visiting Stephen F. Austin F. Austin State University for two weeks. They wondered if they had packed the wrong clothes.

“I was expecting really sunny weather, like warm, so we can wear our shorts,” said Jacob Gonth, a visiting student from Sweden.

“Yeah, I brought a lot of dresses," Emma Sanderen, another visiting Swedish student, said with a laugh.

Snow conditions varied in Nacogdoches County. Farther north toward Cushing, a Christmas card scene was found at the McKnight Methodist Church.

Around Sacul, few motorists were on the roads, which cross over numerous creeks where ice was found on bridges.

In Lilbert ice was clinging to pine trees.

Roads remained passable, but highway crews have gravel on primary bridges just in case evening temperatures create hazardous conditions.

Fortunately this first snow of 2015 in Nacogdoches County was more an enjoyment than a hindrance.

Snow showers occurred off and on until the early afternoon, but less than an inch gathered on the ground.

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