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Alex Hochstetter and Andrea Lenartz, both Woodbury High School students, sail down a hill on Highpointe Road. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker

Having a snow day blast in Woodbury

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A healthy dumping of March snow led to a snow day on Tuesday -- and created some outdoor adventures for Woodbury students.

Students climbed to the top of a hill along Highpointe Road, where they jumped, skidded and sledded through the newly fallen snow. According to the National Weather Service, about 9 inches of snow was reported around the Twin Cities, courtesy of a snowstorm that began falling heavily overnight.

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While some found ways to enjoy the snow, others did their civic duty. Woodbury resident Jill Sullivan cleared a fire hydrant in the front yard of her Montrose Road home, with a little help from her daughter, Claire.

The daughter of a firefighter, Jill Sullivan said she felt an obligation to clear the way.

"It's in my blood to shovel this out," she said.

More seasonable temperatures appeared on their way -- after what's predicted to be a frigid Tuesday night.

Tonight's low is expected to reach 9 degrees, though a sunny Wednesday should give way to a high of 30, according to the NWS.

Highs for Thursday and Friday were projected at 35 and 36, respectively.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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