I didn't mean to suggest that 8 inches of snow wasn't a big deal for anyone individually. Some people can't stay off the roads for whatever reason, and dangerous conditions mean accidents will probably happen. Emergency services are affected, and in addition to snow it's going to be really cold soon so potential power outages are an issue. The point is just that 8 inches of snow is a standard weather event that happens regularly and, roughly speaking, the region is equipped to deal with. It isn't an off the charts event.