When I was young and lived in Southampton snow didn't affect us at all, we just carried on. Here in Jersey it is quite the opposite, we rarely get any so on the occasions when we do most of the locals, and indeed those of us who have been here for many years, cannot handle it.
What doesn't help is that the island slopes from south to north and the heavily built up areas are on the south of the island, as indeed is the town. Our roads are mostly very narrow and have granite walls each side with no pavements (walk areas), most are just about wide enough for a vehicle on each side of the road to pass safely, so long as both are cars. If there is a large vehicle more care has to be taken and often one (the car) will have to back up. Two large vehicles and it could get interesting. If your car starts to slip it could mean either hitting another vehicle or a granite wall, then there is the problem of those twisty hills. If it snows I stay home.
Many a child has been spoiled because you can't spank a Grandma!