Some of the problems are around is it worth spending money on extra equipment, storage and grit for rare situations like this which generally last for only a few days. The other issue is that they threw down so much grit in Leeds early on that it was more of a hazard than the snow, wasting a load in the process. They did eventually optimise the amount but now they're getting low and it shows.
Still riding though and them putting only a little down is better for me - the roads are clear of ice and there's less grit so I'm almost doing the speed limit everywhere.
The only problems are where it's still slushy and manycar drivers tend to be f**king morons. One pulled out in front of me tonight, the rear locked and I gave him a beep and a VROOOOOOOM! He pulled up next to me and asked "Am I supposed to be scared?"
"EH? No, I'm point out that pulling out in front of me whilst I'm struggling for grip is a bad idea."
"blah blah blah blah, I'm an arrogant prick, blah blah, you were miles away and I like to suck hairy donkey balls."
"You're an idiot, f**k off".