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Why cities where it definitely snows continue to act like they’ve never seen snow

Adapting to snow on the road is a long, cold process.

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Plowing away the polar vortex.

It’s a weather pattern as old as time: When folks in Los Angeles flip out over a slight spritz of rain, Seattleites laugh in their tan, umbrella-shielded faces. And when North Carolina traffic comes to a standstill because of a sprinkle of, leaving wrecked or abandoned cars strewn about the highway, North Dakotans shake their wool-capped heads in disbelief. In the United States, it seems we can’t help but feel superior when we’re able to nimbly navigate a that leaves others frozen in their tracks.

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