People Enjoy Warmer Weather Before Cold Temperatures Return

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- With temperatures in the fifties today, many people took to the outdoors. One family in Harrisonburg has a lot of parking issues related to weather.

They're working on a project that will make parking easier before the ground freezes again. Moisey Savulyak and his father chopped and sawed pieces of a tree trunk.

They're making a wood cover to prevent mud from making parking so difficult.

"Really gun the engine to get up the driveway, but when it's frozen it gets stuck really easy," said Savulyak.

The warm weather made the work day possible.

"You don't get as cold as fast and you can do many more things because things are thawed out. And so it's not frozen, it's not as hard to work stuff," said Savulyak.

Plus, it's also a chance for other family members to play outside. People dine downtown at the Artful Dodger in Harrisonburg. One visitor says this weather is great.

"So much warmer than it is in Russia and it's just good to be enjoying these last few moments of warmth," said Alissa Babaeva, a lecturer at Moscow State University.

Others at the Artful Dodger agree with Babaeva's sentiment.

"Beautiful day, I'm wearing a T-shirt today, I haven't done that in months," said Tommy Ryan.

Warmer weather could also mean danger. Small ponds are melting and any attempts at ice skating are risky. Rockingham County Fire and Rescue crews say they haven't had any calls because of accidents this winter. However, they have received calls in the past.

The ups and downs of weather mean it's best to stay away from ice like this.

With temperatures expected to drop into Monday, people are already looking ahead to a warmer time.

"I'm excited for spring, lets just put it that way. I'm excited, two months down the road, like I will be much happier than I am right now. It's sunny, so I can't complain," said Marissa Vermillera.

"It will be easy driving in and out, there'll be no problem," said Savulyak.


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