We used to live in Minnesota where they are accustomed to heavy snowfalls. Yes, they plowed the residential streets, but they did not plow to the middle and haul it away. They plowed to the side and did NOT clear driveways or crosswalks. YOU cleared your own. A 3 - 5 ft. bank of heavy snow, not the fluffy stuff we get here, at the end of your driveway was not unusual. The whole month of Feb., the temp didn't get above zero! This is an unusual amount of snow for us and the city crews are working hard to keep our streets navigable, so buck up and be thankful for what they do. If you can't shovel, hire some kids or contact your church youth group for their stewardship. I, too, remember the ruts, Wayne. They were on the arterial streets as well as the residential. Sometimes the ruts in the residential areas were one lane in the middle of the street. If you met someone, one of you had to back up to an intersection!