KNOXVILLE (WATE) - People all around Knoxville were out dealing with the spring snow that fell early Monday morning, and most folks were not overjoyed about waking up to a layer of snow covering just about everything.
The winter that just won't give up is affecting everyone who is simply ready for spring.
"That'll work. Yea, that'll work, won't it," said Sheila Guest of Knoxville, working to get all the snow off her car so she could get on with her day. "It's a lot of snow, isn't it? I freaked out when I saw it."
Winter's last ditch appearance is making it hard for people like Guest to get out of the house on time.
"I know! It's coming down hard now! But it ain't sticking," said Guest.
Her grandchildren, who are on spring break from school in Knox County, say they never expected to be playing in snow this week.
While many locals agree that the snow looks nice, they say late March just isn't the time for it.
"On the limbs of the trees, it's beautiful. But in December would be better than now," said Marilyn Sobota of Knoxville.
Sobota says the snow makes her daily dog walks a bit of a hassle, and it's also messing up her gardening.
"My daffodils aren't blooming and my hyacinths aren't blooming. I don't think they know if it's spring or winter," said Sobota.
Even Knoxville Fire Department fire crews out battling a North Knoxville blaze early Monday morning couldn't believe how much was coming down.
"They're all looking around like, 'Hey, how about this spring weather?'" said Cpt. D.J. Corcoran of the Knoxville Fire Department.
The heavy snowfall cuts down on visibility for the fire truck drivers, making it harder to get to the scene safely.
So while folks put up with the snow Monday, they just want it gone as quickly as it came.
"The Easter Bunny! How is he going to come on Sunday with the snow? You think he's going to be able to cope with it," said Sobota.