GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Karen Christensen and her neighbors at Westover Apartments in Greensboro at a nice surprise Wednesday morning.
When they woke up to a winter wonderland, management had already ensured it would be easy to get out and about.
"They had their snow blowers blow my sidewalk and even cleaned off our cars for our neighborhood," explained Karen. "I really appreciate it because I'm retired!"
Corey Copple works with the apartment complex and was up early taking care of the residents' porches and plowing the parking lots.
"The snow was so soft you could just use a backpack blower to blow off the sidewalks and clean them off for our tenants," Copple said. "We try to do our best so it's safe for them."
City of Greensboro employees worked to shovel the sidewalks downtown along Elm Street for pedestrians.
Drivers like Craig Dobert with the Snow Plow Program for Greensboro were tackling icy spots on the main roads with more salt.
"There's a lot of areas that don't get a lot of sun. You have to make sure you keep a good amount of salt on so they don't freeze back up tonight," Dobert explained.
Field Operations Director Mike Mabe told FOX8 city trucks used over 1,000 tons of salt hitting main roads and secondary roads overnight. They weren't expecting to hit many neighborhood roads Wednesday as they focus on the most-traveled areas.
Dobert said the sun helped melt a lot of the snow, and they scraped edges of roads to keep them from icing overnight.
FOX8's weather team is warning all travelers to be aware of wet spots on the road that will freeze overnight.