They also are not typically equipped to handle that much snow.
I remember the first year I moved from Wisconsin to Florida, Florida had a pretty good snowstorm. It actually left a few inches of snow on the ground, something that rarely happens there. The entire city shut down. They didn't have anything to remove the snow from the roads, so it quickly became a hazard. I didn't understand that as a kid because I would walk to the bus stop in a blizzard, but I gladly accepted the snow day.