NORWALK - Department of Public Works (DPW) crews are rolling along this evening following the first snowstorm to hit southwestern Connecticut this winter.

Snow plow drivers say they focused mainly on the interstates and other primary roads while the snow fell, but now they're making their way to the side roads.

DPW workers started treating roads with salt before the first snowflakes hit the ground at around 1 a.m. A few hours later, snow plow drivers like Scott Phelan started clearing the snow-covered roads.

"I'm working on four hours of sleep, and I probably won't be gone until some time this evening," Phelan says.

The driver adds that while DPW crews clear the slippery roads, motorists should stay off them since even plows can have trouble in these conditions.

Snow plow drivers are facing other challenges, among them homeowners shoveling driveways and cars parked on the street.

Phelan says he's just hoping people are patient and realize that crews are doing the best they can.Weather CenterWatch Traffic & Weather LIVE