Most people across the Northwoods woke up to several inches of snow on the ground Wednesday. It's a sight many have been waiting for since the start of the season. But sometimes those snow covered roads make it hard for people to get their jobs done. "Just because it's snowing out doesn't stop medical emergencies or fires," said Rhinelander Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Merrill. Merrill knows road conditions aren't his only worry when it snows. "A cot doesn't do really well going through the snow so it can be kind of a hassle to get it into some people's houses and down the sidewalks," said Merrill. The cot and additional equipment can weigh as much as 150 pounds without a patient on it. Merrill says sometimes because of the snow, it feels like they're dragging the cot through sand.