those videos were shot in Portland, Or, or at least one of them was. They get some nasty ice storms there. In Seattle area we get snow about every other winter nowadays (was more when I was a kid). Last year not a flake. The year before we had about 13 inches in the city! It was a nightmare because the mayor would not let them use salt on the streets (to protect the water quality from runoff). And, we have very few plows considering what a big city this is. And, the whole place is built on hills and bridges! And, a lot of folks have no real experience driving in snow and don't have snow tire or studs or chains. And, the kind of snow we get is wet and compacts down int a hard, ice like substance with a film of water on top. I challenge anyone from the great flatlands of the snowbelt (who make fun of us wimpy Seattlites when it comes to snow) to make it up and down our hills on our homegrown snow; Cascade Concrete, as it is fondly known.
We are being told that we will have a good snow year. So, I guess that'll be two or three snowfalls of 2 to 6 inches each. Isn't much , really.