Family makes the most of snowfall

Local family builds snow fort. (WDTN Photo/Jeremy Marshall)
Local family builds snow fort. (WDTN Photo/Jeremy Marshall)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Those looking for a long-awaited reprieve from the winter weather will have to wait a little longer. Some people are building a good relationship with the cold and snow. For the most part people are ready for the weather to warm up, but some are making the most of it and creating family memories.

More snow is coming, and some people aren’t happy about it.

Brittney Howard said, “I didn’t even know it was supposed to be snowing again. Yes I am tired of the snow because its so cold outside and its already about to be March.” Howard says she has to drive her kids to school and be out in the cold weather everyday.

“Its kind of aggravating and I’ve had enough of it. Its time for it to go away. I’m ready for spring,” said Shaune wells, a pizza delivery person. He says the cold and snowy weather doesn’t help with his job.

“It’s kind of hard to get around in a truck. I’ve got mine loaded down pretty good. When the roads start getting kind of slick it gets kind of hard to do,” said Wells.

But some people are finding ways to enjoy the snow, like Lyz and Tom Wells, III. They built a snow fort in their front yard in the 600 block of Stroop street in Kettering.

“And we made snow forts as kids so we wanted to share it with our sons,” said Lyz.

Tom added,”This is their first.”

They are enjoying the snow and creating memories. Working together as a family, and that includes their 5 year old son Alden.

“I put snow in buckets,” Alden said.

With more snow coming they say they might even add on.

“If there’s more snow then there will be more on the walls,” said Lyz. “And maybe it will inspire other people to get out there and do it.”

The Watson family says making the fort was easy. They said they just used plastic buckets. They hope they inspire other families to get creative and enjoy the snow. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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