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Snow is more than something to shovel

Austin slides down a hill on a sled his dad passed down. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS) Austin slides down a hill on a sled his dad passed down. (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

While there wasn't a lot of snow, kids were able to have a little fun on their snow day on Wednesday.

Austin LaRose, a seventh grader at Cape Central Junior High School, was one of those kids. 

He said he wasn't excited about going back to school on Thursday, but he said he was happy about getting to ride on his sled and spend time with his family and friends.

Interesting fact about his sled: it's 50 years old. His mom said it was passed down to him.

Austin said he enjoyed the hills and was sledding for two hours. He said afterward, he plans to warm up with hot chocolate.

Meanwhile, as some kids are throwing snowballs outside of houses on their day off, one man has been plowing the same exact route for a long time.

"I've been doing this since I've been here. The whole time, so I've been here 17 going on 18 years," Cape Girardeau Equipment Operator Tommy Delph said.

Delph said the crews for this snow worked the day before during the night and the day after to ensure clear roads for the community.

The pre-treatment and the amount of work the city puts in before the snow hits makes a huge difference in the outcome of roads. 

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