With schools closed for the day in Mountain City, McKayla Campbell, 8, Emily Houser, 10, Ryleigh Campbell, 3 and Emma Brown 9, are enjoying the season’s first major snow in the region on Monday. The children did not at all mind the major weather event, which ended with more than 12 inches of snow covering the region. Several inches more fell in some parts of northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Photo by Tamas Mondovics