HORSEHEADS, N.Y (WENY)--  A coastal low pressure dumped a half of a foot of snow across the area today. Roads were slushy and drivers had to drive slowly, as a  fluffy snow covered  our region. 

The village of Horseheads was busy with people clearing the snow from their sidewalks and driveways during the afternoon hours. Dan Bury was out snow blowing after the snow had stopped. 

''Just to be careful, especially old folks. Get somebody to do it with you,'' said Dan Bury.

This system left a trail of snow from the Deep South to the Northeast. Residents of Nashville woke up to a surprised half a foot of snow. Heavy snow also prompted Winter Storm Warnings in the Baltimore -DC area.

Lisa Frost woke up to texts from relatives in Alabama, who got snow today. Her husband was out with the snow-blower, clearing the snow. 

''We do have a snow blower . We always keep fuel for the snow blower, so that it would be ready when we need it. We also have shovels and we are fortunate to have a home and heat inside,'' said Lisa Frost- a resident of Horseheads. 

Both Lisa and Dan, like many across the Twin Tiers, were surprised by today's snow.  The forecast called for 1-2'' of snow, but many received around 6''. The very cold temperatures contributed to higher snowfall ratios, leading to quicker snow accumulations.  

Another coastal low is expected to spread light snow across our area later this week. With Arctic Air in place for the remainder week, this week's snow will likely also have similarly high snowfall ratios.