It's amazing how the country stops with some snow. I was in Norway last week and the snow they have there is incredible. Studded tyres (on cars and bikes) and they drive (or ride) as if it was on tarmac
One afternoon it was quite mild and the snow began to melt, by the morning it was all sheet ice. They don't bother with gritters, just some small stoned gravel on the pavements here n there.
I suppose it's just a case of what the country's used to. We are used to rain and that's why are tarmac roads use such big stones unlike the supersmooth variety in Europe.
Oh, i did venture out, very slippy down the lanes and plenty of idiots with their ABS n ESP driving far too fast, I do't even have power steering