Coastal residents have fun on whitewashed beaches

Coastal residents have fun on whitewashed beaches

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by MIKE HANSON / NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on January 29, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 9:32 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Snow and sleet from Tuesday's winter storm has left coastal roadways icy and dangerous. Travel advisories remained in effect Wednesday and into Thursday. Even so, it was fun and games for many locals.

In Wilmington, snow plows were faced with an uphill battle.  Too much snowpack, not enough plows. Local sheriffs issued warnings to drivers saying that any travelers who do so at their own risk. Numerous slide-offs and accidents have been reported.

Click here for photos: Fun where snow meets sand
 
Driver Carity Boston knows the beach communities have difficulty dealing with ice. He's glad that most drivers aren't venturing out.
 
"There's only a little bit of traffic, so it hasn't been too bad. Most people aren't used to it. The roads are definitely a little icy."
 
Coastal schools will be closed for the second straight day tomorrow.  Sporadic power outages have also occurred along the coast.

Many people enjoyed the snow though. They took to the beaches to sled and play on the ice and snow at the waterfront.

Watch the video above to see the sledders in action!

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