Every few hours, Chad Tyson was back shoveling the sidewalks outside several buildings in Weedsport. At the rate the heavy wet snow was falling, Tyson did not want to get too far behind.
"I don't have a snow blower so I try to stay ahead of it," said Tyson.
A travel advisory was put in place for Cayuga County until 9:00am Thursday morning. Most drivers on the roads around Auburn were making slow progress and many were doing their best to avoid hills. Near zero visibility and a look at all the cars off the road ultimately convinced Arayl Tracey to walk through downtown Auburn instead of ride.
"Walking never hurt anyone, I'd rather stay healthy so I've got to keep it moving," said Tracey.
Some drivers had to be on the road for work or to try and get home before things got worse. Richard Walker was wrapping up a few errands before noon and said the concept of in like a lion, out like a lamb does not apply to march in Central New York.
"That's wishful thinking. In Upstate New York I've seen it snow on Mother's Day," said Walker.