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Southern Snow Day

Snow and freezing rain shut down most of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton on Wednesday, Jan. 3, as a rare winter storm rolled across the Lowcountry and hung around for three days.

Photos by Thomas Love

Schools, daycares, the Cross Island Parkway and many businesses were closed as locals scrambled to find shovels, ice scrapers and heavy winter clothing. About 4 1/2 inches of snow accumulated, making it the biggest snowstorm the area has seen since 5 inches fell during the Christmas storm of 1989. Photographer Thomas Love of TR Media World braved the frigid conditions to capture these slick photos. Find more online at