"I work for a division of family assistance and benefits and we are not closed," said Celestine Boatwright.
"Well I got to go to work. I need the money and it's hard getting around and I had to walk," said Joe Moss, who said he was "slipping and sliding everywhere."
Walking through the blowing snow this morning was rough enough, driving through it not much better.
"I am on my way to work in Burlington. I do homecare so that's where I'm headed. I couldn't really take the day off. She needs me to help her get her day started," said Chicquita Lofland
Cleanup crews were out in force shoveling and plowing the platforms and sidewalks around the transit center.
"Just real real slippery. You really just got to take your time and be careful," said limousine driver Joe Wood.
Snow-covered Trenton light rail station. City is a ghost town with state workers off for a snow day! pic.twitter.com/FVFCMlEN3I— Nora Muchanic (@Muchanic6abc) February 9, 2017
At around 10:30 a.m. the sun came out, turning the snow into a sloppy mess along Clinton Avenue and making it dicey for anyone on foot.
At the Trent Center East, a two-man crew was cleaning off the sidewalks, grateful for the work.
"It's good. They give me money. Is a job, it's work. I need it," said Ruben Negron.
By lunchtime the snowfall had stopped and the sun was even peeking through the clouds.