Drivers take it easy as kids have fun in the fresh snow in Racine

RACINE (WITI) -- Snow began to fall on New Year's Eve, continued through New Year's Day -- and will last through Thursday afternoon. For drivers, the snow meant taking it slow on the slick, snow-covered roadways -- and for kids, the snow meant heading outside to have some fun!

At the top of Lockwood Park's sledding hill in Racine on Wednesday, the wind was strong, the snow was piled high and it was packed on top of a thick, frozen layer.

"It's pretty icy. There's ice under the four inches of powder," snowboarder Antonio Colwell said.

Kids took a trip by sled or snowboard -- hoping to land safely at the bottom.

Meanwhile, drivers crashed and slid on the roadways.

"It's not clear. It's just sliding. A lot of cars in ditches. I don't care how long it takes, just as long as I get there," Joyce Bierchen said.

At the Lockwood Park's hill on Wednesday -- it was all about speed.

"It seems fun.  It's better than sitting around all day. I got to take advantage of my day off," Colwell said.