Mid-Michigan residents cope with winter blast - WNEM TV 5

Mid-Michigan residents cope with winter blast

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When the snow falls, it becomes a chore or a headache for a lot of Mid-Michigan residents.

However, people like John Glover in Saginaw would call this weekend’s winter blast a pleasure.

“Oh, I’m loving it! Everybody else hates it, but I love it! I could stand out here all day,” he said.

Glover is making the best of what a Midwest winter brings – blankets of snow!

“Everybody hates this time of year and that's another reason why I like it so much, because this is fun and enjoying. I'm gonna take the kids sledding today and the dogs love it. So it's something to do. Something to have fun with,” Glover said.

Fun is exactly what 9-year-old Erin is making out of the layers of snow in her front yard and she's for a battle with Old Man Winter.

"I have my snow boots on, snow pants and heavy coat and some heavy gloves and a hat,” Erin Means of Saginaw said.

She's hoping the snowfall Sunday, will grant her wish for Monday.

"I wish that we don't have school,” she said.

As beautiful as the snowy day is, some of us don't get to appreciate the snow's beauty when we have to go out and drive in it.

"I love the snow, I just don't like driving in it,” Kevin Jenkins said.

Jenkins said make no mistake, he's no snow hater. It's the other drivers out on the road who make driving through the snow less than fun.

"There's too many people that speed on the highway and this being the first big snowfall, they'll be a lot of ones that are learning back how to drive in the snow again,” he said.

For those of you who still enjoy shoveling snow, or whose children don't have the time to help, a reminder that it can be a dangerous exercise.

So, if you must shovel, please keep these tips in mind:

  • Shovel lighter loads if possible. It might take a little longer but it won't be as taxing on your body.
  • Take frequent breaks so you don't over-do it.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • If you feel lightheaded or your chest starts hurting, go indoors right away. 

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