Many people were concerned about the side roads as well as the highways.
"It's starting to get bad, it's starting to pile up as you can see," said contractor Mario Molina.
In Wetherfield, mother nature gave an early holiday present to private contractors such as Joshua Viola.
"It's been pretty crazy. It's been intense," Viola said. "We went out about 7 this morning to treat all the parking lots with salt. Then once it was coming down, sticking, we were out again scraping and salting. "
For Viola, he said the big priority was clearing parking lots because of the rush of holiday shoppers.
"You don't want anybody slipping and falling," Viola said. "You don't want anybody to slip into things, that's the biggest concern."