Several employees did not have the option of staying home during the storm.
Instead, emergency crews and other agencies had to work overtime.
Still, regardless at home and elsewhere people were busy digging out of the snow.
This is how the day went for most people, shoveling driveways, car trouble, slippery road conditions, and snow snow snow.
As plows worked to clear the streets, ambulances worked overtime transporting patients to the emergency room, road conditions making it too difficult for people to drive to the hospital.
" starting yesterday probably in the middle of the day we started seeing a real large volume of patients related to the weather," says Michael Folly M.D. with St. Mary's Hospital.
About 80 percent of patients were brought in by ambulance, many of them suffering from weather related injuries.
But on the other side of town, enjoyment, houses displaying their best and biggest snowman.
One Madison resident says "Just enjoying you know cause, you know you got to enjoy it because most people they won't, their just inside indoors not having any kind of fun and I thought I would come out and have some fun and entertain my niece and nephews."
Along for the ride, the Mayor braved the weather, helping plow crews, getting a front row seat of the work behind the winter storm.
"People really ought to have a sense of appreciation for folks that are driving these trucks. It is hard work," says Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.