This has caused much distress to the residents of this island. Coming as it did in winter, while it was cold. trains stopped (wrong type of snow apparently), cars stopped, buses took the ice route (bus tobogganing?), schools were closed (H and S), power went out (couldn't be fixed, H and S again).
All of which was amusing for those of us who thought the news reports we'd seen over the years were hyperbole. they weren't. The country really does go to hell at the hint of snow.
It appears my amusement isn't unique, as this link shows - from the principal lecturer in English at De Montfort Uni. Wonderful stuff.