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Hammond’s Almost White Christmas

December 18, 2008

Although a little early, it was an almost white Christmas in Hammond on Thursday.  The kids had a great time enjoying their rare snow day.

No one can appreciate snow like those who only experience the magic rarely. Adults and children enjoyed a snow fight or two and many built a Child playing in the snowsnowman to show their artistic side.

This is not the first time it has snowed in the Tangipahoa Parish; but snow is unusual. The snow was much heavier and lasted much longer than our “normal” snow storms.

Even though it was a little early for a white Christmas, the gift of snow Mother Nature sent us was enjoyed and appreciated by most. Snow fell throughout the Tangipahoa Parish, covering it with about six inches of snow.

The children of the Tangipahoa Parish experienced a true snow day with the closing of their schools. Adults had to fight snarled traffic and unfortunately, as in any storm, there was an increase in traffic accidents. Some business were forced to close due to power outages. There were numerous power outages due to fallen tree branches throughout the area. Power was restored to most areas by Saturday.

Despite the power outages and traffic related problems, the snowfall did make our holly-jolly season just a little “holly-jollier”.

Please post any of your “snow day” experiences in my comment section. I would love to hear about them and I am sure the other readers will enjoy them as well.

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