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Coping with snow, cold brings new challenges

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- For many people, Friday's snow and icy-cold temperatures meant putting on layers of clothes and arranging for last-minute baby sitters, among other challenges.

Derrick Sheppard and LaHondra Allen are KLB Incorporated workers who started work at 5 a.m.  Sheppard says his secrets to coping with the cold include a, "Good layer of clothes, a good meal, and a nice hot chocolate and cup of coffee."

Allen adds, "We have nursing homes and churches to get salted."  With wind chills below zero, the midday sun and a high of about 20 made it easy for the workers to shed their coats and remodel a home.

Allen says, "Some people take off on a day like this, but this is when we kick into overdrive."

Meanwhile, Michelle Miller was rushing to a doctor's appointment with her children.  "We just moved back from southern California, so this was our first good little snow. It was pretty but I was hoping it wouldn't do too much."

With classes canceled at JCPS and most local schools, the YMCA had to open several campuses such as Coleridge-Taylor Elementary for some last-minute babysitting.

Audrey Parr, who's ten years old, says, "My dog, she likes snow a lot and we get to throw snow at her because she eats it."

Weather is putting the brakes on some of the Cyclo-cross World Championship events in Louisville this weekend.  The two-day races have now all been moved to Saturday.  The fear is rain and snow may cause flooding on the course.

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