BRANSON, Mo. -

Inches of snowfall in a matter of hours left many drivers in Branson walking, pushing cars or just plain stranded.

"I thought I could make it but I just  slid all the way up and I just couldn't make it any farther than this," said stranded motorist Hellen Toon.

More than a dozen cars tried to make it up Roark Valley Drive, and got stuck.

"I think it took everyone by surprise.  A lot of people went out and about this morning to go to church, not thinking it would get that bad.  Then, closer to noon when church let out, the roads were completely a mess," said Chris Berndt, Taney County emergency management director.

For many, help arrived before they even had a chance to call for a tow.

"I didn't expect to get such a workout today but that's good," said Chad Mann, a college student who volunteered to help stranded motorists.

"Fortunately, we have a lot of people here from the Branson community. A lot of people showed up and this is something to say about the community and why it's such a good place to be," Mann added.

"They've just worked their little fannies off to push these cars up this hill and they've been out here for probably an hour pushing people out," said Toon.

In addition to the slick roads, Branson's very hilly terrain also challenged drivers as well.

"A lot of people that live in flat land can not understand how 2 or 3 inches of snow can be such a problem but in this hilly terrain everyone always ends up at the bottom," said Berndt.

"The other thing is throughout the county as you go further south we have considerably more snow. Here we have two or three inches but, as you go further towards the state line, they're telling me between five and six (inches)," he said.

Emergency responders say, as of late Sunday afternoon there were no fatalities and few injuries reported as a result of these roadside fender benders.