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People brave the winter conditions in borderland

People brave the winter conditions in borderland

POSTED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 8:20pm

Even though a lot of roads and schools were closed, some people still made it out and about on Thursday.

"Today, we're grabbing some blankets on our way out because we finally have this southwest winter wonderland,” said Renee Gilliland, a West El Paso resident.

Despite the harsh conditions, some people made it out, but cautiously.

"But I hope that people stay respectful on the roads and be careful.Watch out for slick spots," said Gilliland.

And some make a last minute dash to the store. Salvador Morales desperately needed new windshield wipers. The snow was too thick.

"I need it to clean my windshield. its dangerous to drive in this weather," said Morales.

Staying warm and safe was today's priority.

"Oh we've been drinking coffee. We got donuts this morning. We're just trying to stay inside, which is what we should be doing right now," said Lizzy Leahey, a West El Paso resident.

People stayed bundled up.

"This nice poofy jacket, little headband or something, or scarf around my head. Probably, sit next to the fire and drink some hot chocolate," said Karla Olivas.

And on Thursday's cold winter day some thought about others.

"Actually we have someone we're purchasing blankets for. I know he's having trouble with his heating at his home and he has a family so I wanna take that to him and hopefully help out a little bit,” said Renee Gilliland.

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