I guess you have to live there to understand why "up to three inches of
snow" or "socked by 8 inches of snow" are such a big news deal.
In a few hundred years,--global warming will look as silly, as people thinking
the world as flat in the past.
Where's the global warming?
Unfortunately, in many areas, employers can set 'come to work or be
fired' threats when traveling to work in this is a life-threatening
situation. So people are going to attempt to get to their source of income
even at the risk of leaving their families widowed and orphaned, in order to
continue to provide. National law and standards need to be set and
enforced in order to prevent this type of abuse. There's no real reason to
cause people to end their own lives so a corporation can make an extra cent on
their stock price.