Last week our little city got covered head to toe in snow, snow, snow! We got 5" to 10" even down by the water. Just so we are clear, Seattle almost never gets snow. Outlying areas sure, but in the city it never sticks.
1.) We have hills, hills hills! In the city there are at least 5 main hills that make up the city. They are all quite steep and the second that a snowflake falls all the streets going up and down them get closed. On flat land snow is no big deal but add a hill and it's a deal breaker.
2.) The city itself is not at all prepared. I saw 1 salt truck and 1 snow plow the entire week. What that means is even the flat roads don't get cleared for the people who can't take time off work and have to venture out.
3.) This is the big one. No one in the city is prepared with snow tires or chains, but they try and drive in it anyway. This causes a big old mess every time.
Overall I love the snow, however when you have to try and get around in it, it sucks!