It took a little creativity to make it through the storm with a heavy snowfall, gusty winds, downed power lines and icy roads.  In Flint,  some students used the day off from school to help shovel sidewalks on Wellesley Street.  Not much could be done about the loss of power, though.  Shortly after the snow started falling, thousands of residents were left in the dark, and motorists were stranded on the side of the road. Some areas are still struggling with impassable roads.