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Sledders Take To Waxhaw

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With Union County Public Schools getting out early today for snowy weather, what were kids to do here in Waxhaw? Homework? Chores?

Scratch that. They grabbed their sleds and took to the hills.

In between Downtown Waxhaw and the Cureton shopping center off Providence Road, there is a wide hill where children, young adults and even parents, gathered to enjoy the region's second-major snow of the season this afternoon.

Road conditions were clear today. In fact, North Carolina Department of Transportation services, here in Union County, never brought their salt and plow trucks off the main lot -- the conditions just weren't bad enough.

The Union County DOT says they don't want to be "salting the shoulders" of roads. Basically, if there is not at least a thin layer of snow sticking to roads, salt dropped will just splash off to the side when cars pass. If it's just a thin layer of ice, it will just slide off to the shoulders like a hockey puck.

DOT says they do not salt secondary roads here in Union County and that they will only plow secondary roads after primary roads are clear. They have 15 trucks that are a combination salt and plow and nine trucks that are just plow.

Union County DOT workers say they will be ready to go when needed, but for right now, they are staying warm at headquarters as needed.

And these are the perfect conditions for sledders. Roads clear enough to drive safe to the hills -- and the hills have enough snow to slide the afternoon away.

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