Snow snarls morning commute

Posted at 12:46 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 21:30:07-05

Was the morning commute a rough one? It all depends who you ask.

"It was horrible, the way it's coming down now, I was fishtailing all the way down (Transit), Mike Aures said.

"Today, this is cake. This is cake,"  Joe Maxwell said.

Joe and Mike may disagree, but for one Western New Yorker, Tuesday was one of the first times they've had to put their winter driving skills to the test.

"This is a pretty new experience for me," Chris Boyd said. "I'm on my way to work and the roads are very slick and scary at the same time."

Boyd moved to Western New York within the last year from sunny South Carolina.

"Nothing like this. It's beautiful down there all year round," said Boyd.

And as our 7 Eyewitness News team chatted with Boyd, he was getting texts from his mother back home.

"She keeps texting me drive slow baby. Just drive extra slow and be careful and be cautious of every decision you make."

At the same gas station our team found Boyd, we found gas tank driver John Riehle.

"Everything fishtails,” he said. “Every time you press on the accelerator  just a little too much your dashboard will show you that you have what is called a wheel skid.”

Riehle was unloading 12,000 gallons of gas before finishing his more than 12 hour shift.