Published: Jan 04, 2012 4:38 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. Some of the first people to brave the cold temperatures that moved into Southwest Florida overnight were those walking in the early morning hours to the bus stop.
The first bus left from the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in Fort Myers at 5:00 a.m. when temperatures were in the 30s.
Many of the passengers said they added several layers to brave the intense wind as they walked, some for miles, to get to the bus center.
But they also had differing opinions on how chilly the weather was and how to brace for it.
"I did dress in layers. That's the most important thing. There is nothing you can do to prepare. If it happens it happens. Just get the jackets out and a couple of sweaters," said Fort Myers resident Gary Estes.
But Jason Hopkins, who is originally from up North, says the cold weather isn't that bad.
"this isn't even Ohio. I don't even use the heat. I just bundle up to keep warm. That's all I do," he explained.
To find the quickest way to the bus route you need to catch you can utilize the trip planner on www.rideleetran.com to avoid walking in the cold weather for longer than necessary.