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Snowy Mt. Lemmon brings in people to recreate

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TUCSON - Mt. Lemmon is looking like a winter wonderland.

The weekend snow dump resulted in the temporary closure of Catalina Highway so crews could mop up the road.

Friends and families took advantage of the snow playground on Monday.

From building snowmen to holding snowball fights, Mt. Lemmon attracted people from all over.

Lauren Palmer, in town visiting her in-laws, said four to six of snow is a lot compared to where she's from in Texas.

"We love it. My kids have never seen real snow. We get about three inches every year. But this is definitely the most we've ever seen," Palmer said.

In January, a snow storm ripped through Mt. Lemmon, closing down Catalina Highway, knocking down electricity and impacting trees surrounding Ski Valley.

Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley's lift system is in use but there's not enough snow for snow sports just yet.

"We had a lot of trees fall in that wind storm," said Graham Davies, manager of Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley.

The cleanup process has been extensive but now the slopes are fresh with snow but not enough for skiing. However, Davies is holding out hope.

"As far as skiing if we could get a couple more storms like this one or two. A little more cooperation from Mother Nature and we're good to go," Davies said.

Law enforcement advises drivers to slow down due to certain sections of road being wet and slushy.

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