All across NewsChannel 9's viewing area, heavy snow fell. Some areas saw more than others.
We set out in search of finding some of the deepest areas.
This morning, Christopher Burkhart and his half brother trekked through some deep snow. Burkhart said, "Brings you back to the movie Rocky, Rocky IV."
They walked more than a mile to check on road conditions in the McDonald area. Stepping through areas of snow more than eight inches deep took its toll. "It's tough, I can't do it. I'm tired. I'm ready to go back and take a nap."
A measuring ruler showed almost nine inches in the drifts in and around McDonald. Next, the search for deep snow led us to Cleveland. Some viewers had reported up to nine inches.
In a twist of irony, a Bradley County snowplow ended up stuck in a ditch in McDonald. North of Bradley, the accumulation wasn't as deep in McMinn County.
Back in Cleveland, Jason Vanhook and his son Logan spent part of the afternoon clearing the driveway, in short sleeve shirts. Their dress underscored the sunny, balmy, snow melting day. Vanhook said, "I started with a coat but I'm about to change into shorts."
Logan added clearing the driveway compared favorably to playing in the snow with his friends, "It's actually fun hanging out with my dad."
Meanwhile, the Ortega family had a blast forming a massive snowball, almost five feet tall. Fabian Ortega provided details, "We're trying to make a real big snowball. As you can see, we started all the way from the top, just a little short of breath right now, but we're going to continue and see how far we can go with it."
Fabian, his son and wife kept rolling the massive snowball down the hill. Each one attempted to jump on top of it. The giant snowball took one final turn, with family members falling off as it fell apart.
They all landed in the snow, gleeful with laughter.
by John Madewell