Pedestrians and cars slogged through slush and snow that blanketed the streets of downtown Charleston.
The snowstorm hit the area Wednesday night and made it difficult to get to work the next morning.
But the heavy, wet snow didn't stop some people from braving the streets.
Keith Pauley, a city of Charleston worker, was out trying to keep the sidewalks clear.
Pauley said he works with three other people on his crew and 30 in his department. They started at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, working to keep the parking garages and city hall clear.
"It's been coming down 2 inches an hour like this," he said. "It's taken us a long time trying to catch up with it. Every time we salt it, it just covers back up and we had to come back and do it again. We've done did this sidewalk twice!"
Mail carriers also were on the road Thursday.
Tad Kelley, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said mail truck drivers were doing "very, very well" in the area. Kelley said there was delay in mail trucks delivering to the post office but that was it.
"Accumulations are high but employees know what they're doing and they're getting out there to deliver," he said.
Kelley asked customers to keep walkways or steps to mailboxes clear so mail carriers could safely pull away.
"Just like anything else, any service, it's going to be challenging but we will do the best to get the mail to you."
Tim Ashley, who works in maintenance, was out scraping the sidewalk in front of the Chase bank building.
Ashley said he came to work at 5 a.m. He said it was fine when he left for work but noted the weather had gotten worse.