Why does the whole of England shut down because of a bit of snow? ?

Why does the whole of England shut down because of a bit of snow? buses, trains, trams don't run, it takes hours to go anywhere because of the crazy amount of traffic, school's shut down (there's 2cm of snow where i live, and 5 schools are closed for the day) and people just go plain nuts, what do you... show more Why does the whole of England shut down because of a bit of snow?
buses, trains, trams don't run, it takes hours to go anywhere because of the crazy amount of traffic, school's shut down (there's 2cm of snow where i live, and 5 schools are closed for the day) and people just go plain nuts,
what do you think?
Update: i'm not american actually, i'm english thanks
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