What the ... ?
[Update. I just took the car out to run errands. The snow is still adding to modest accumulation (3 inches, four?), but the roads are fine. Main thoroughfares have a dusting of gravel, but it's not necessary; as long as the snow's falling, there's lots for tires--even those without studs or chains--to grab onto. Grocery stores are open and doing a bang-up buisness.]