If it doesnt snow regularly at a place then it is a big deal. A few weeks ago it snowed in Vegas and the whole city was at a standstill.
I see that the UK called the mayor of Winnipeg for advice:
The problem is those that live with no snow don't know how to drive in it. Not only that, the city's budget on snow removal in virtually nothing where a city where it snows pays millions a year on snow removal, and when they decide to cut back on it...all hell breaks loose....people suing the city because they fell when the streets werent cleared.
Commuting in snow is a bitch. Actually this morning my driving time was more than doubled just because of a little bit of snow on the ground.