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Westmoreland County Families Enjoy The Snow Day

By: Erika Stanish and Amy Wadas/KDKA-TV

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (KDKA) -- Westmoreland County residents woke up to snow-covered roads Monday morning, but things got better by lunchtime.

Still, with swirling, brutal winds, PennDOT officials urged drivers in the area to be mindful of blowing snowdrifts around the roadways there.

Route 30 in North Huntingdon was a slushy mess by midday, an upgrade from the blanket of snow that covered it hours earlier. By the evening, the road was pretty much clear.

A KDKA-TV news crew saw several snowplows clearing local roads, not to mention neighbors helping neighbors dig out, and some families enjoying the snow with their children and pets.

One man said he and his family were supposed to fly to Florida on Monday morning, but instead they were bundled up with coats and hats in Latrobe.

WATCH: KDKA's Amy Wadas reports

Lance Wingard, from Jeannette, said his family had no plans to stay inside.

"We will do it all," he said. "Tubing, snow angels, hot chocolate. The whole shebang."

One couple in Greensburg tried a creative way to make the cleanup easier. They wrapped their cars in plastic Sunday night so they wouldn't have to scrape off snow and ice.

"If we have to go somewhere in an emergency, we just throw the tarp off and away we can go, depending on the roads. But it's easier for us to do," the woman said.

PennDOT officials said they'll be out as long as it takes to make the roads clean and safe.

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