it turns out "plowed streets" in Seattle actually means "snow-packed," as in there's snow and ice left on major arterials by design
You see, Seattle has decided that salting the roads is bad for the environment, so they aren’t going to do it. The DOT has said that “the city's approach means crews clear the roads enough for all-wheel and four-wheel-drive vehicles, or those with front-wheel drive cars as long as they are using chains.”
That’s wonderful. Just wonderful. Salts isn’t eco-friendly, tough luck guys, hope you have an SUV. Wait, I thought 4-wheel drive SUVs weren’t eco-friendly. How are supposed to drive on your ice and snow packed roads with our little prius or smart car??
Meanwhile, millions of people are stranded and an entire region has been brought to a halt. This is a serious situation and people are being hurt. This environmentalism has gone too far. I don’t care if you want to take away my plastic forks and knives, or fine me for using a plastic bag, but if I miss my wedding because of your idiotic eco-friendly shit, then this has gone too far.