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Spring snow falls across the metro

6:59 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Another day of snow and unusually cold temperatures were enough to cancel schools in some parts of Georgia, and leave other areas yearning for spring. 

Much of the state is under a Freeze Warning until 10a.m. Wednesday.

In Chastain Park, students from Holy Innocents Episcopal School spent their annual Great Day of Service working outdoors in jackets and gloves. The event is scheduled for late March for a reason. 

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"We want it to be a nice day," said Cameron Lane. "We definitely plan it with warmer weather in mind."

Snow flurries fell through the night and well into Tuesday. Traces of snow collected on back decks in Cobb, Cherokee, and Fulton Counties.

There was enough snow and slick spots on roads that school was cancelled for Tuesday in Fannin, Towns, and Union Counties.

At the Chastain Park tennis courts, it was hard to keep an eye on the ball with snow swirling about.

"You don't play as well," said Marcy Kushner. "You stiffen up. You have to bundle up so much it's hard to move."

The average temperature on March 26, last year was 68-degrees. At midday in Atlanta, it was barely above freezing.

For technicians at Estes Heating and Air, the cold weather means extra business. John Messer is splitting his time between maintenance on air conditioners, and repairing heaters that aren't typically needed in late March.

"We should have been finished with those kind of calls by the end of last month," said Messer.

So far, the average temperature in March has been five degrees colder than it was in January.

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