Central Ohioans woke up to 6 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow on Wednesday morning.
Travelling overnight was dangerous, and many residents had to spend much of their Wednesday morning digging out and uncovering their vehicles.
Road crews were also busy trying to make lanes passable before the morning commute.
While it was bad news for many people, school children were happy to have the day off.
Columbus City, Dublin, and Westerville districts were among those that closed.
Private snow plow drivers were hoping to make some money following the storm.
"Got to get it while you can, cause we won't see too much of this. So if this is how you make your living, you get as much of it as you possibly can, and that's what we are out doing today," said Jeremy Sokol, a plow driver.
One Worthington resident planned to have some fun after her morning work was done.
"We are hoping to finish the driveway and then going to make a snowman," said Jeannie Goodwin.
The sound of snow blowers filled the air in some central Ohio neighborhoods. Some residents dreaded having to leave the comforts of home.
"I don't like looking out the window and seeing snow. I prefer not to see it," said Chuck Patterson.
Emily Keeler planned to drive to drop her child off in her Grandview neighborhood, but she had to walk instead.
"The snow plow was nice to pile up about three feet of snow in front of my driveway. I'm going to go back home and try to dig out," said Keeler.
Much of the snow is expected to be melted in the next few days as temperatures climb.
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