Do you use snow chains in Canada?
I went to france with a friend in december on a road trip, and we got stuck down a hill so we had to go and buy snow chains for like 100 euros. And then it took me like an hour to figure out how to put them on in the dark and freezing cold. You couldnt drive anywhere without them.
I think thats the problem in England, no one has snow chains or snow tyres, so they are stuck. It would all be solved if people bought some road chains.