Like countless other children in York County, cousins Will Haire, 9, and Treston Powers, 7, jumped out of bed on Saturday morning, begging to go play in the snow.
As soon as they saw the snow, they started yelling, said Summer Haire, Wills mom.
A rare March snow hit parts of York County on Saturday, creating some nice scenery, but no real threat to drivers.
The State Highway Patrol reported no wintery weather-related accidents in York, Lancaster or Chester counties.
On Interstate 77, a tractor trailer stopped in the roadway because of a leaking fuel tank that briefly slowed northbound traffic in the early afternoon.
The truck had apparently driven over something in the road that punctured its tank, said state Trooper Tony Keller. Troopers assisted the truck driver and cleared the scene with no accidents.
Temperatures in the 40s kept the snow from creating slick spots in most places, said Cotton Howell, director of York Countys emergency management team. The National Weather Service is advising there maybe black ice on certain roads this morning.
Still, Summer Haire didnt take any chances, she said, and postponed driving her son and nephew to the YMCA to swim.
Instead, the boys spent a couple of hours playing around the Carolina Downs golf course near the Haires home in York, she said.
Rock Hill couple Adam and Katie Vogel also avoided the roads, opting instead for a stroll through their neighborhood near the Ebenezer ARP church.
I think we got more (snow) than most people, Katie Vogel said. She had to drag Adam out of the house for their walk, she said.
Originally from Pennsylvania, her husband isnt that impressed by snow, she said. But if youre from South Carolina, she said, any snow is special when we get it.
Saturdays snow will still be all the rage for children in her classroom on Monday, Katie Vogel said. She teaches first-graders at Yorks Hunter Street Elementary School. Ill be hearing all about it, she said happily.
Mary Fosnows 2-year-old grandson Le-vi Lea was still talking about the snow on Saturday even after much of the areas yards had lost its wintry blanket.
He was just in awe, she said.
Her family moved South to Tega Cay from Chicago, Fosnow said, to run away from the snow.
She welcomed the weekends wintry weather, she said, because now her grandson will understand what snowmen are when he sees Frosty The Snowman.
Six-year-old Ellyn Grandjean had fun with her own Frosty snow friend, but took a fall in her Rock Hill yard, said Tish, her mom.
The soft landing made the situation funny, she said.
Originally from upstate New York, Tish Grandjean said she misses the snow and waking up to a light coating on the ground was a nice surprise on Saturday.
When we get snow its extra special for them, she said.
Maggie Clarks daughters, age 4 and 8, were crazy about the snow, in Rock Hill, she said.
The mom decided to pick up her oldest daughter, Riley, early from a sleepover on Saturday morning, just in case the roads became too slippery later in the day.
Her youngest daughter, Morgan, didnt want to miss any playtime in the snow, she said.
When she woke up, she got the whole house up, Maggie Clark said. She was screaming, Its snowing, its snowing!