Thick blankets of snow posed all kinds of problems for people in Northwest Georgia early Thursday morning.
At Marion Drive and Shannon Drive in Dalton residents parked their cars on the street and walked home Wednesday night. But when some neighbors woke up, they discovered a new challenge.
"We had power. I got up, took a shower, getting ready to go to work, and the power went out on this side of the street. As you can tell, they've still got power over there," said Gregg Dills, a Dalton Resident.
Dills drove to work despite the slush covered ground.
"You've just got to drive slowly. Leave room for the cars in front of you in case they stop suddenly," said Gills. "Maintain a safe distance and a safe speed, you'll make it."
Power lines collected inches of snow. Outside the city limits, tree limbs blocked roads in Whitfield County. In Catoosa County, a NewsChannel9 crew had to park the station car and walk up a street. Bobby Rolin and his wife told NewsChannel9's Briona Arradondo they see it all the time on Saddle Horse Circle.
"Some people have tried to get out of here," said Michelle Rolin, who lives on Appaloosa Drive in Tunnel Hill. "But to get back in, they're going to have to walk just like you guys had to walk up here. There's no way."
The Rolin family said they enjoyed watching the snow accumulate at their home.
"Last night, we came out here and it was about 8:45p.m., and we already had 4.5 inches," said Rolin. "So, I came out here this morning, we've got 8 inches."
The Rolin family soon lost power later Thursday morning, but they said they are prepared for the long haul.
"We've got candles and everything like that. Not only that, my sister lives around the corner and she has wood heaters," said Rolin.
Utility workers said they're working as fast as they can to get power restored. Neighbors said all they can do is sit and wait as the snow melts.By Briona Arradondo