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No Sled? No Problem. Southerners Enjoy Rare Snow

Image: Brent LaForte, front, and Brian Bartlett, rear, grab some air as they slide down a hill in a kayak in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Brent LaForte, front, and Brian Bartlett, rear, grab some air as they slide down a hill in a kayak in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014. Robert Sutton / The Tuscaloosa News via AP

As a rare snow storm closed schools and caused accidents across the South, a few souls braved the weather to have some fun in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Image: Haden Hallman slides down a hill on a plastic pool float in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Haden Hallman slides down a hill on a plastic pool float in downtown Tuscaloosa on Tuesday. Hallman, a student at the University of Alabama, spent the afternoon with a group of friends from the Church of the Highlands playing in the snow. Robert Sutton / The Tuscaloosa News via AP
Image: Kris Mills slides down a hill on a boogie board in downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Kris Mills slides down a hill on a boogie board. A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places. Robert Sutton / The Tuscaloosa News via AP