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Rochester Residents React to First Major Snowfall

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For shoppers at Marketplace Mall, it's not the most ideal weather for holiday shopping.

"I just moved from California, so it's freezing out here," Jeneva Carner, of Rochester.

But you can call it a lack of planning that has some last minute shoppers paying the price.

"The roads are pretty slippery and coming down you do your best to take your time, that's really what I did," said Kevin Wilson, Rochester resident.

For Wilson braving a dicey drive was a chance he was willing to take to grab a gift for a loved one.

"They probably are watching and I have no idea what I'm going to get, so I'm going to pull something together here now," said Wilson.

Saturday was considered the first major snow fall of the season. And although some weren't dreaming of a white Christmas, with recent winter weather advisories, most of us were bracing for it.

"It's pretty on Christmas morning to wake up and look outside and see the snow but that's it. I don't want to drive in the snow, I don't want to push the snow off the car, I don't want to shovel the driveway," said Simone Rogers, of Rochester.

Others looked at it as a opportunity to get out and have fun.

"We're just having a ball we just love riding in the snow," said Scott Page, of Rochester.

At Highland Park, Page and a couple of other bicyclists welcomed this weather.

"It's a nice surprise to just wake up and say yes, we can go ride in the snow," said Shana Lydon, of Rochester.

For them, snow riding isn't just recreational but a good workout.

"It's great. We didn't really have any snow last year so we've been praying that snow was going to happen. For some of us it's the most fun time of year to ride," said Page.

As snowfall tapered off the group hopes the season's first pile up left enough snow to stick around. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP