• Columbia was hit by snow and freezing rain Tuesday night, temporarily slowing down life on Fort Jackson.

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    Columbia was hit by snow and freezing rain Tuesday night, temporarily slowing down life on Fort Jackson.

  • A snow soldier stands guard at the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment on Fort Jackson.

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    A snow soldier stands guard at the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment on Fort Jackson.

  • Fort Jackson's Hilton Field is covered in snow.

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    Fort Jackson's Hilton Field is covered in snow.

  • Snow started falling Tuesday evening in the housing area.

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    Snow started falling Tuesday evening in the housing area.

  • Rene Perez and her daughter, Izabella, sled on Fort Jackson.

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    Rene Perez and her daughter, Izabella, sled on Fort Jackson.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson enjoyed a rare snow day Wednesday. An arctic front forced the post to shut down early Tuesday and close most operations Wednesday.
Although there were no reports of widespread power outages, forecasts of snow, ice and freezing rain were severe enough for Gov. Nikki Haley to declare a state of emergency in South Carolina.
The post resumed normal operations Thursday.

Page last updated Thu January 30th, 2014 at 00:00