As snow filled the air Monday afternoon, some Hermiston families wasted no time grabbing their sleds after school.

Mara Kelly said her kids Dominic Kelly, 7, Adrick Kelly, 7 and Tiago Kelly, 10 were eager to go sledding after school. The family didn't wait until the snow stopped falling to head to the hill behind Hermiston Public Library. 

"We like being out in the snow when it's snowing," she said.

Olivia Bands and Nick Meeks bundled up Zaylynn Bands-Meeks, 6, in a light blue coat and snow pants and brought her over to the same hill to fit in some sledding Monday afternoon as well.

"We have to get it while it's fresh," Bands said. "She loves anything water related, including snow."

Amelia Zumwalt, 5, and Heidi Zumwalt, 3, zoomed down the hill on sleds over and over again as the falling snow quickly covered up their tracks. It didn't take long for more families to arrive at the hill, which is one of mostly-flat Hermiston's few good sledding spots.

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