HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Equipped with sleds, children in Suffolk County were enjoying another snow day on Wednesday.

Melissa Fiore was one of dozens of parents who took their kids sledding.

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“You had to make the most of the snow day, absolutely” she told CBS2’s Ilana Gold. “Got to get out and play. It’s beautiful — cold but beautiful.”

The big hill at Hauppauge High School was drawing a crowd of sledders, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

“It’s really nice,” one boy said. “We have a lot of good hills to go down.”

It was important for kids of all ages to go fast.

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“You get to zoom down on the sled, and it’s really fun,” one young sledder said.

Haskell even gave it a whirl himself, recording audio on his way down.

“Oh yeah, it’s fast — and bumpy,” he’s heard saying. “Holy cow — oh, I got a branch in the face!”

While much of the metro area dodged a bullet with this week’s winter storm, Suffolk County was pounded, with many communities receiving 2 or more feet of snow.

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Orient saw 28.5 inches of snow while Southampton was hit with 28 inches, and Medford measured in at 25.6 inches.