Winter Storm Leon hits Augusta area

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The members only entrance sign at Augusta National Golf Club is covered in snow on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Magnolia Lane is blanketed in snow at the Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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John Lillard, 18, wears his ski goggles while his friends make a snowman at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans Wednesday afternoon January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Jenna Taylor, 11, sleds near the Columbia County library. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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Pattti Parrish bundles up to keep warm during a snowy morning in Evans Wednesday January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Teenagers decorate the face of a snowman at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans Wednesday afternoon January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Andrew Williamson has a hard time trying to get up a hill with his sled behind the Columbia County Government Center. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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The Appleby Branch Library is covered in snow in Augusta, Ga., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow and ice collects on a gate in front of a house off Peachtree Road in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Snow and ice collect in small balls on the sidewalk off Walton Way in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Emery Howe, 12 carries her neighbor Emma Williamson, 21 months, through the snow near the Evans Government Center. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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Icicles are seen dripping from a lid of a trash can off Highland Avenue in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Cooper Usry, 7, right, gets into a snowball fight with his mother, Casey Cooper, left, in Evans Wednesday morning January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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The Audi rings are seen on the hood of a car as it sits in a driveway off Walton Way, covered in snow, in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Matt Lever slides down a hill near the Columbia County Library with his daughter Madeline, 3. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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A cat crosses an almost empty and icy Walton Way during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Keith Jones and Jennifer Logue take a walk around the pond at the Evans Amphitheater. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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A man walks is seen walking down Walton Way in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Bottom to top, Whitney Bowles, 8, Sophia Goolsby, 2, and Trinity Bowles, 7, (not related to Whitney) slide down a hill near River Ridge Elementary School in Evans Wednesday morning January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Girls roll a giant snowball to make a snowman at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans Wednesday afternoon January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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The remains of a snowman are seen in the snow in front of the Augusta Water Works department off Highland Avenue in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Carlos Ayala, left, takes a cell phone picture of his wife, Melissa Ayala, with a big snowman at Evans Towne Center Park in Evans Wednesday afternoon January 29, 2014. Michael Holahan Staff
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Groups of people walk down Peachtree Road and turn down Helen Street during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Stones lining a flower bed peek from under undisturbed snow off Highland Avenue in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A pair of people drive by in a go-cart down an icy Peachtree Road in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A postal worker walks down a clear sidewalk down Highland Avenue while making deliveries in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Birds play in an iced-over water fountain off Peachtree Road in the Hill area during the early afternoon on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Snow falls around the James Brown statue on Broad Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Nine-year-old Angela Bowden (far left) runs to the house as Bella Trulock (center, left, 11-years-old) and John Hughes Trulock (center, right, 8-years-old) catch snowflakes on their tongues during the first hour of snowfall in the Hill area on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A streetlight silhouettes a tree at the corner of Peachtree Road and Lombardy Court as the snow falls through its branches during the first hour of snowfall in the Hill area on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Snow falls around the General James Oglethorpe statue on the Augusta Common, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Twelve-year-old Ja'Lik Wilson shapes a snowball as he preps for a quick fight during the first hour of snowfall in the Hill area on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Snow covers a set of railroad tracks, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Cars drive on Central Avenue as snow falls in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Thirteen-year-old Charlie Fruit holds out a freshly made snowball during the first hour of snowfall in the Hill area on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Twelve-year-old Ja'Lik Wilson shapes a snow ball as 13-year-old Gowans Trulock (center) gathers snow from a parked car as they play with a group of people during the first hour of snowfall in the Hill area on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Snow falls in front of the Richmond Academy entrance in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls on Baker Avenue in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls along Riverside Blvd, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Pansies are covered in snow in a flower bed outside Doctor's Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls on Baker Avenue in Augusta, Ga., on Tuesday evening, Jan. 28, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls around the James Brown statue on Broad Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Cabbage is covered in snow in a flower bed outside Doctor's Hospital on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Snow falls around a lamppost on Broad Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow begins to cover the brick sidewalk at Springfield Village Park, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow falls around the marker for Fort Augusta, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow falls around a lamppost on the Riverwalk, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Icicles form on a stop sign along Reynolds Street, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow falls on one of the lions thats along the Butt Memorial Bridge, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow gathers on an iron gate at St. Paul's Church, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow begins to cover steps at Springfield Village Park, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Snow collects atop the hat of Major Archibald Willingham Butt on a plaque on the Butt Memorial Bridge, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Augusta, Georgia. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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The members only entrance sign at Augusta National Golf Club is covered in snow on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Magnolia Lane is blanketed in snow at the Augusta National Golf Club on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Studets at Evans Elementary and other Columbia County elementary schools dismissed children at 2 p.m. in advance of the ice and snow predicted for the area. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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A salt truck with SCDOT lays down salt on I-20 in preparation for Winter Storm Leon, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in North Augusta, South Carolina. TODD BENNETTSTAFF
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Virginia Martin shops for bread at KJ's Market in Grovetown. Most shoppers were stocking up on essentials such as bread and milk in preparation for the expected bad weather. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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Deputy County Administrator Glenn Kennedy keeps watch of the traffic using monitors at the Emergency Operations Center. Photo by Jim Blaylock
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Sherry Scarborough walks her 5-year-old Newfoundland dog, Halfix, in the cold weather around Georgia Regents University's Summerville Campus on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. Scarborough stops to pull a leaf off of Halfix's face near the center of campus. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sherry Scarborough walks her 5-year-old Newfoundland dog, Halfix, in the cold weather around Georgia Regents University's Summerville Campus and stops near the center of campus on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. The Newfoundland dog breed is from Newfoundland, and its characteristics help it survive better in colder climates. Sara Caldwellstaff

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