What is the big deal, and why is everything shutting down? Fox said they got a foot of snow, and many flights are cancelled, tons of accidents, roofs of buildings are collapsing, power outages, etc... It is only a foot of snow...In NE that isn't even something to really mention and life gets on just fine, even with the very harsh temperatures we get (which is much worse than snow IMO). Not bashing on TX or anything, just really curious because I can't accept that just because they "usually" don't have this problem could be the reason why so many issues. We were stationed at Dyess AFB when I was a kid and I remember stuff shutting down for inches of snow on the ground, and wondered what the big deal was because I we came from NE. Or is it because they don't have the equipment to adequately deal with it? Less people with 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles, snow removal, etc. Or is it just a mentality thing where people just don't know how to deal with it? Anyone from TX care to comment?