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PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Some parts of Pender County were among the hardest by snow in our area, to the tune of about six inches or more in many places. It was enough to close schools again tomorrow. And with most folks off of work as well today, it made for a great day to enjoy the snow day. "We're just having a fun day out trying to build snowmen, but the snow doesn't want to pack good enough, so we're just throwing snow balls," Kay Pyron said. Kay and Daniel Pyron decided to get outside and enjoy the snowy weather together. Throwing snow balls seemed to be the activity of choice for those who braved the wintry weather, but some say they look forward to spending the day indoors. "I work in Jacksonville, so we had the day off, and I'm not much of a snow person, so I'm enjoying it more from the inside," Wendy Sandlin said. Though she stayed in her house most of the day, Sandlin came outside to watch her son Tye, who decided to break out a four-wheeler. Though Tye ventured out on his four-wheeler, he says his family doesn't plan on driving outside of their front yard. "We might get in an accident or something, so I don't want that to happen," he said. So much snow and ice makes for very dangerous driving. Though traffic has been very slow, there have been several accidents. Tom Collins, director of Emergency Management for Pender County, said in weather like this, they do their best to keep people off the roads. "I think probably the biggest thing that helped us was closing schools, closing county offices and some of the municipalities closed their businesses," Collins said. "It kept people home and off the roads. It's just our normal traffic out that's having problems, but so far, it's been pretty uneventful." Collins said all emergency resources are currently on standby. He also said the county is prepared to open shelters if any freezing rain causes power outages. So far, though, no power outages have been reported in Pender County.

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