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Minimal snow leaves some outdoor enthusiasts with mixed reviews

Posted at 11:27 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 00:27:40-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Over the last 24 hours, we've seen various winter conditions leaving it's mark on the metro area.

Friday night's weather was harsh. Area law enforcement assisted dozens who fell victim to wintery roads.

"To my knowledge, we didn't have any serious accidents," Nebraska State Trooper Curtis Gremm said.

Although it's been a mild winter, NSP adds this recent storm is a reminder of how quickly driving conditions can change.

"Be alert," Trooper Gremm said. "If you do see lights, move over, reduce your speed."

This weather caused some slick roads and a busy night for law enforcement, however it could be worse. We really do not have that much snow for this time of year, and that has some in the Omaha area with mixed reviews.

Two kids trying to find a sledding hill were left with slow speeds, relying on their dad, Nick Hoffert, for a boost.

"There is barely enough snow to do much, but we had to try it out," Hoffert said.

As for Omaha teen, Ethan Fox, he's fine with the minimal snow.

"Whenever it snows... I'm the youngest of three brothers and I usually have to come out and shovel it," Fox said.

Fox adds the lack of snow makes shoveling feel less like a chore.

"Coming out here and shoveling snow gets my blood going and wakes me up and I feel good about myself," Fox said.

As for others, they are happy they can still workout outside.

Lucas Grimes says the cold wasn't going to stop him from exercising.

"Bundle up and don't let it hold you back," Grimes said.