Originally Posted by MilCop4523
WEEZER most of the time the people here that hold up traffic when it snows are using "all season" type tires which are pretty much useless in snow or on ice.
I took the Original tires off our 2013 Ecobost and put dedicated winters on steel rims and problem partially solved. I still have to drive behind those who some how forgot to drive in snow every storm.
Did see some guy with chains on his new mustang - only problem was he had them on the front only...
Also take into account that we aren't equipped for this...no salt trucks, no snow plows, etc.
The upside to this is that our vehicles don't rot out from the underside up, and no amount of undercoating will protect everything from that salt.
Usually, when we *do* get winter precipitation we get ice first, then snow....or we get just freezing rain, which with the prolific pine trees, takes down powerlines quickly. (pine is brittle and the freezing rain creates huge icicles on every pine needle...doesn't help that they're evergreens)
I remember several years ago an ice storm so bad you could stand outside and listen to the trees breaking...sounded like rifle shots going off, over and over and over.
There's a reason snowbirds head south...it's usually a much better climate for winter. They got disappointed this year.
BTW, IIRC that bad ice storm was back in '95. It crippled Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi for weeks...roads impassible due to downed trees and power lines. So, see? these storms hit us so seldom it's not reasonable to keep a set of backup/winter tires around here.