In early February I was in London for an aunt’s funeral. While there I was essentially trapped in my hotel room by less than a foot of snow! First the subway stopped running and then to my amazement the buses stopped. As you can see from the attached photos, the roads basically stayed clear. I was embarrassed for all of them about how this brought the city to its knees. Eventually I went for a walk around the neighbourhood I was in and about two-thirds of the shops and restraurants, etc. were closed because staff hadn’t made it to work. Unbelievable.