When a blizzard strikes in the city, it is very dangerous. Schools are closed and children are released from school early. Transportation is usually slow or halted. Traffic jams are very predictable and common. Just as common as the traffic jams are accidents. Some accidents are mild, but some are deadly! In certain places houses can be immobilized, or buried, for weeks.
Blizzards in the country are treated differently, but also alike. Schools are let out early and work is stopped. Supplies are gathered and brought to the cellar with a radio, a flashlight, and a mini T.V. People also bring their animals indoors to keep them from the freezing temperature. At times, people get lost while searching for their animals. Sometimes getting lost in a blizzard means death or freezing. Many animals freeze and die while looking for shelter during a blizzard.
Blizzards are very dangerous not only because of the cold, but also because of visibility. Visibility may be limited to 500 yards or less. During a very strong blizzard, visibility may be limited to zero yards! Even strong lights may be hard or imposable to see in very strong blizzards.