As the flakes started to fall heavily on Orange Street at about 3 p.m., 2-year-old Lily Hayes just had to get outside. She twirled and giggled from inside a hooded pink and purple jacket.
Her dad got a jump-start on snow gazing early Friday morning when he was working in west Georgia.
“Coming back from Columbus I was just watching the snow,” Andrew Hayes said. “You could see it moving right across the state.”
Snowflakes were falling on William Hutchins and Torrance Moss as they walked down Poplar Street.
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“I’m enjoying it,” said Hutchins, who is from the Windy City. “It reminds me of Chicago.”
“I’m going home and eating some soup,” said Moss, as they turned to corner onto Third Street.
Furry flakes were just beginning to accumulate on Coleman Hill when Mercer law student Hayley Strong walked her dog Zuzu before heading back to homework.
“It’s cold,” said Strong, who is from Savannah.
If enough snow piles up she’ll ditch the books for a while Saturday.
“I’m sure it will be nice tomorrow if it snowed a lot,” she said from under a green umbrella.
As soon as a layer of soft snow gathered atop cars in Fort Hill, 9-year-old Shamani Grimes started a little snowball fight.
“If it sticks together good I’m going to make a snowman,” she said while snapping photos on Maynard Street.
Across the road Adie Robinson was walking with T’leyiah Jackson down toward the store.
“Oh, this is beautiful, real beautiful. I love it,” Robinson said as he helped her across the street.