"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
You probably got a similar snow as we did here in Ohio. The temps were in the 20s, and the snow was BIG and fluffy, but was also very wet. Since they don't plow/salt the streets much here in Cleveland, this combination results in fast accumulation followed by vehicular ice skating.
On the plus side, it did fill the potholes.