We get snow just not very often and when it does it melts fairly quickly. I've seen 6-8 inches (about 17cm?) which is a lot for here. We are on the very southern border of Kansas. No one uses snow tires and most drivers freak out when 2-3 inches falls. The county and state do not have those big snow plows so if we got a lot of snow we would for sure be screwed
They put sand down on the streets. Then when it melts the sand gets tossed up by the car in front of you and you get stone chips in your windshield
Northern and western Kansas get it pretty bad with blizzards and blowing snow.
I don't mind snow, its the cold temps that go with it that bothers me. As everyone who keeps animals knows, it takes twice as long to get everyone taken care of when everything is frozen.