HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – A busy morning for local cities and towns cleaning up after Sunday evening’s snowfall. 22News talked to local residents about how they are handling the change in season.

A Sunday evening of winter weather, transforming western Massachusetts into a picture of ice and snow. Communities across the region woke up to close to or more than half a foot. Residents headed out bright and early to start the clean-up.

Eladia Colon of Holyoke said she was out at 6:00 a.m. and spent two hours shoveling off her porch and the sidewalk in front of her home. But also, she helped out her neighbors, “I saw across the street that it was a little slippery so I came to help them out and throw some salt.”

The snow stopped falling overnight, which gave crews plenty of time to clear main roads before the morning commute but some residential side streets were still a bit messy.

“It’s that time of year you know, you have to expect it. As long as it’s not too slippery out, you can still get out to do things,” said Dan Morgan of Holyoke, after an hour and a half of shoveling, making the best of the change of seasons. “It nice to be out and get some air.”