Columbia, SC (WLTX) –- The snow is over across the Midlands, and it was largely a best case scenario: a pretty sight for many to enjoy, with none of the hazardous conditions on the roads.
A winter weather advisory that had been in effect for seven Midlands counties has now expired.
The first flakes began around 6 a.m., and were heaviest in the northern Midlands.
News19 Meteorologist Daniel Bonds first sent in pictures from Fairfield County that already showed a dusting along a deck and a lawn in Winnsboro. He later reported an inch one the ground there.
There was also a blanked of snow in Newberry, Kershaw, and Lee Counties, and parts of Lexington, Richland, and Sumter got a dusting.
In most of Columbia, there were plenty of flakes, but nothing stuck to the ground.
There was more accumulation, including into parts of Newberry and Lexington Counties. However, by early afternoon, that snow had already begun to melt.
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There were no major problems reported on the road.
While the storm was not a serious threat, it did give people a chance to make tiny snowmen, get their kids and pets out to play, and even to do a little sledding, as this tweet from Daniel shows.
Apparently we have sleds. Probably not the safest thing to do though. pic.twitter.com/3AcNGhndoC— Daniel Bonds (@Daniel_Bonds) March 12, 2017
News19 Reporter Lana Harris even got to make a snow angel.
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We'll have another round of very cold weather overnight, with a freeze warning in effect for Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, and Lee Counties. Then as the week progresses, we'll see more cold weather, with a possible hard freeze on Thursday morning.