As snow melts, Hamblen Countians get back to normal

As snow melts, Hamblen Countians get back to normal

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Cars abandoned by their owners in Thursday's storms. Cars abandoned by their owners in Thursday's storms.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - People in Hamblen County went out to enjoy snow and sunshine Friday as the warmer temperatures helped to clear the roads.

For some people, driving through Hamblen County Thursday night, the winter wonderland was more like a winter nightmare.

Dozens of cars were stranded alongside roadways throughout the county, but as the snow melted, life returned to normal.

"Go inside and watch TV. That's what I normally do anyway," said Jessica Shelton.

But that wasn't before playing in the short-lived snow.

"It's a lot of fun," said driver Steve Epps. "We have a good time together."

Epps was excited to spend the afternoon with his grandkids.

"I guess we'll have a few snowball fights and watch television," he said. "We have this big bank at my house and literally I rolled all the way down it. I fell face first into the snow, so it was awesome."

And one grandfather helped his granddaughter get her stranded car back home.

"Got it started and got it out pretty easy. The roads are fairly clear now. Last night you couldn't go nowhere," said grandfather Robbie Massengill.

One person said he enjoyed the snow while it lasted, but he's also glad to see it go.

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