Snow day in Moultrie leads to snowball fights and snow angels

    Snow began falling in Moultrie around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning.<p>{/p}<p>Photo: Kailey McCarthy{/p}

    Kids in Moultrie took advantage of their snow day Wednesday morning by playing outside in the snow and enjoying the cold temperatures.

    Christian and Journey Spillman spent their morning at the Sunset Country Club where they took advantage of the fluffy, white snow on the ground.

    By the afternoon, most of the snow had melted but that didn't stop the two from having a good time.

    The Spillman's say their favorite part about the cold weather is getting to play with friends and family in the snow.

    "It's really cold and whenever we saw on the news it was going to snow, we were all excited. We decided to come out to Moultrie to enjoy the snow. It's really cold but it's worth it because we haven't seen snow in years and it's just worth it having fun and spending time with family," said Spillman.

    Both kids say they can't remember the last time they saw snow.

    They drove up from Hartsfield Georgia Wednesday to take advantage of the winter weather here in Moultrie.

    While many kids enjoyed the snowfall, Colquitt County EMA spent the early morning Wednesday evaluating road conditions and clearing accidents.

    EMA Director Russell Moody says at about 7 a.m. Wednesday morning was when the ice began appearing on busy roadways.

    At about 9 a.m. was when the snow hit.

    According to Russell, there were quite a few accidents in Moultrie with drivers sliding on black ice and running off the road.

    He says it has been atleast 30 years since Colquitt County has seen snow like this.

    "No, this was a little twist for us. We normally have bad weather whether it be hurricanes or tornadoes but the ice and the snow is different. We just tried to inform the public to try to stay home unless it was an emergency and all of our emergency crews that went out just took extra precaution of going slow and you know just being careful," said Moody.

    Moody says none of the accidents from this morning were too major.

    He believes Colquitt County should be back to normal operations come Thursday.

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