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Tri-State brings in March with wet heavy snow flakes

They're reminders that even though March is finally here, winter still hasn't gone anywhere (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Ben Katko) They're reminders that even though March is finally here, winter still hasn't gone anywhere (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Ben Katko)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

The heavy wet flakes that fell around the region on Sunday have mostly melted off, but a concern overnight is refreezing.

Everywhere you look these days, it's hard to miss the piles of snow growing bigger by the day in parking lots and on sidewalks. They're reminders that even though March is finally here, winter still hasn't gone anywhere.

"It's been miserable, man,” said Bob Wetzel, who works to clear the sidewalks in Hamilton when it snows.

It's safe to say Wetzel has been a busy man these days.

"We've been out here about two weeks or so - three days a week, something like that,” Wetzel said.

What started as a slow winter, has gained speed in the last few weeks.

"We actually had to order new snow shovels. We completely ran out,” said Collin Dekker who works at Ace Hardware in Clifton.

Places like Ace Hardware in Clifton have worked feverishly to keep up with demand on the winter essentials. As homes are stocked, the employees can finally take a breather, even though a slick overnight is on tap for Sunday into Monday.

"It's been kind of slow. I guess people got their salt last week. Last week we had a huge week. It seemed like everyone was coming in here for salt,” Dekker said.

At this point, no one knows if the snow and the refreeze will be a recipe to cancel school, but earlier on Sunday, the snow sure was enough for some areas to issue snow emergencies, including Butler County.

"What's the point of snow if you can't go out and play in it? We've been out here and built a snowman, had a snowball fight,” said Jennifer Bolt, who lives in Hamilton.

Around President's Day, Bolt says her kids had nine straight days off. Despite all the fun on Sunday, she's ready to say goodbye to those growing piles of plowed and shoveled snow.

"Is it spring yet,” Bolt jokingly asked.

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