The Christmas Storm of 16 brought alternating rain, sleet, and snow leaving a slight snow coat here trapped in ice. The main roads are thawing out and getting more cleared, but lesser roads continue to be covered in icy snow. One can get around just fine, but it is slippery in spots.
The area was sort of lucky in that it fell into holes in the storm several times. This meant no big ice build and no big snow build. Clearing the drive fools you a first as it seems the snow is thick, but you can only push a small layer on the top.
The ice warning required full storm preparedness from many. Making sure the heat would stay on was the big thing. We did have a pretty good wind, but nothing like to the west and north, sop no blizzard warning. North Dakota really got the brunt of that.