Surprisingly, the British react about as well to snow as (eastern) North Carolinians, without the same access to snowplows. I had assumed that since the U.K. is known for its precipitation and chilly winters that snow would be a normal occurrence. Wrong.
With 10 centimeters in some areas, entire cities have shut down and they’re practically declaring a state of emergency. I kind of like it–the raw emotion of dealing with poor infrastructure and faulty weather predictions. All these wintry conditions really humanize the Brits.