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  • The roads are ever so slightly treacherous, thanks to the locals and transplants who have never seen snow before.

    That should really be read as

    The roads are treacherouse because of the locals (pause) and transplants who have never seen snow before.

    As a local, I can ensure you ... we have seen snow before. Plenty-o-times. Doesn't really affect our driving really - we drive bad all the time and we don't let some silly thing like a semi-solid form of water influence our driving. Nope, not one bit.

    • Hey, I'm from Philadelphia -- an area that's far enough north to close the schools about once a year due to inclement weather, but far enough south that there's a run on milk and bread whenever the weather guys predict so much as a flurry.

      The snowflake-to-snowflake coverage of winter storms in the DC area is utterly stupefying. So is the predilection of many school districts to close two days in advance of a mere prediction of flurries.

      If the locals knew what snow looked like, you certainly can't tell