CLEVELAND -- The snow tapered, then the winds started to gust -- stranding dozens of Shoreway drivers in the process.

"I've never seen anything like this before. It's good for business, but the weather is awful," said tow truck driver Anthony King, who was busy during Thursday evening's rush hour.

"My tow truck got stuck -- that's how much snow we're dealing with," he told Channel 3.

Visibility was so poor drivers couldn't see that an exit onto the Shoreway was snowed out due to the incredible amount of blowing and drifting snow.

"I got stuck. I couldn't see that the road was snowed out until I was right in the thick of it," driver Ed Hicks told us.

Before downtown workers made it to their cars, they had to battle massive wind gusts that shook their offices.

"I'm up on the 23rd floor," Kelly Mottice said. "I got a little dizzy up there with the blowing back and forth."

Not everyone was complaining. Count Ollie Pope as one person who took it all in stride.

"We haven't had too much snow this year, so I am not complaining at all. I'm an optimist," he said.