Mon., January 10, 2011 2:18pm (EST)

Making The Most Of A Snow Day
By Noel Brown
Updated: 4 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
Snow blankets parked cars and roadways in Athens giving students at the University of Georgia an extra day of winter vacation. (photo by Noel Brown)
Snow blankets parked cars and roadways in Athens giving students at the University of Georgia an extra day of winter vacation. (photo by Noel Brown)
In a neighborhood on Athens’ east side the thick layer of white covering the road is nearly untouched. The air is almost completely silent except for the sound of approaching feet crunching briskly through the fresh packed snow.

Stephanie and Alan Bowsher are out for an early morning jog decked out in gloves, knit caps and layered sweatshirts.

Stephanie is a school teacher and Alan is a student at the University of Georgia. The young couple moved to Athens from Ohio where they say they became experts at dealing with this kind of weather.

"We were joking about how in Ohio we wouldn’t even have the day off from school they’d just scrape the roads and here we go," says Stephanie Bowser. "But it’s fun to be able to come out and play in it."

Her husband chimes in, "And there’s no cars on the road at all."

Transportation officials are asking people in snow covered parts of the state to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

UGA's campus will remain closed through Tuesday when conditions are expected to turn to sleet and ice.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for most of north and central Georgia to remain in effect until 7pm this evening.