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Flathead residents wake up to fresh snow

By Scott Zoltan, KECI Reporter, szoltan@keci.com
Published On: Jan 07 2013 07:44:55 PM MST
KALISPELL, Mont. -

For some, waking up to fresh snow was a bit of a chore. It meant shoveling, and trudging through the flurries. But others embraced it, searching for their own winter wonderland.

Jackson Bain and his family spent a chunk of the morning sliding down the hills of Dry Bridge Park in Kalispell.

“I like to go fast,” said Bain. 

His grandfather proved to be just as much of a thrill seeker.

“It’s just a little bit of fresh snow on some packed [snow]. It’s very fast,” said Paul Bain. 

NBC Montana also stopped by Collision Craft, a Kaispell auto body shop.

“This time of year it stays really busy, and these little snow storms we’ve been having, two, three inches at a time, catch people off guard,” said Owner Gene Dziza.

Dziza says a good set of tires goes a long way in preventing accidents. 

“The other thing is slow down. Generally, if an accident occurs during inclimate weather, it’s because people are driving too fast,” said Dziza.

According to MHP incident logs, troopers responded to more than 20 accidents in Flathead County by 3:00 pm starting Sunday afternoon.