After a major snowfall like what happened last week, snow would really plug up the streets. And this would seriously interfere with the day-to-day activities of the neighborhood, even the city.
People are expected to clear the snow from in front of their houses, but the municipality helps out for the sake of public safety. In any case, good thing we had a good working toro snow blowers at home.
While cleaning up, my uncle recalls back in 1999 when the city of Toronto became the butt of a lot of jokes. Because they had to call in the Canadian army to clear away their snow. Toronto is the city Canadians love to hate; this was too juicy an opportunity for people to pass it up.