notlikeyourex t1_j1h54q8 wrote

That's insane. We had some -12/-15C days with 30cm snowfall in mid-November here in Stockholm but not that much chaos, just some disruptions to public transportation and needed a day or two for the snow plowers to clear most major streets.

What's the issue in upstate NY that similar conditions create this much chaos? AFAIK it's quite common to have snowfall there, no?