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Old Man Winter loved by some, loathed by others

Emil Whitis • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:19 PM

For motorists, Old Man Winter was a veritable grump Wednesday afternoon. For young sled-riders and creators of snowmen, the Old Man quickly became a favorite granddad.      

"We just wanted to go out and play in the snow," said Jake Riedy, who helped build an 8-foot snowman outside his Wayne Street home in Sandusky.

In other parts of town, particularly along highways, attitudes were a little more glum. Police and firefighters hustled to dozens of crash scenes, most involving minor crashes.

Pick up Thursday's Register to read what area officials had to say, including National Weather Service meteorologist Martin Thompson; Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Anthony DeChoudens; Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer; Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Short; Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Levorchick; and Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth.

Click here for the Register's snow pictures.

Click here for reader-submitted snow pictures.

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