PHOTO GALLERY: People enjoy snow day by sledding at Stephens Lake Park

Thursday, January 12, 2012 | 6:27 p.m. CST; updated 7:41 p.m. CST, Thursday, January 12, 2012

Columbia saw its first snowfall of 2012 as a quick-moving storm system dropped enough snow early Thursday morning to close area schools. Early snowfall reports from the National Weather Service ranged from 1 to 1.2 inches in the Columbia area.

Many people took advantage of the fresh snowfall and headed to Stephens Lake Park to sled, snowboard and enjoy the chilly day.


Tyler Wilson, 11, climbs up a hill after sledding down with his friends and sibling at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. Antionette Gray, his mother, took him along with his sister, Tyra, and cousins, Omari and Jayla, to the park. Columbia public schools were closed for the day due to weather.
From left, cousins Tyler Wilson, 11, Jayla Greer, 8, and Omari Simmons, 8, sled down the hill at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday.
Lulu jumps around with her owner, Mary Love, at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. Loven took her son and his friend to go sledding at the park.
Nell Chronister, 17, snowboards down the hill at Stephens Lake Park on Thursday. It snowed about an inch overnight in Columbia.

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michelle snow January 12, 2012 | 8:22 p.m.

Great! You can add the above hill to the map for others to locate and enjoy, and also find new local hills. Happy sledding! :)

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