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Having a snow day blast in Woodbury

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

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.

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.

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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