The issue with UK snow is it snows so little / infrequently they do not have the infrastructure, skills, experience to handle it, like you do in places such as Canada. So its the costs of having snow ploughs, trains which clear snow, de-icers for aircraft, etc are not invested. The UK has a lower ownership of 4x4 vehicles so more cars get stuck and cause traffic problems. Added to the lack of experience means some folks inadvertently (through the absence of experience) get into bad situations so the emergency services get stretched.
This manifests as when it snows in say Scotland which gets it more often it is not in the news, but when it hits London then its tops the news.
When the planet was colder it would snow every winter so folks were accustomed, practiced, and owned things like Wellington boots, and would hoard food and energy (coal, candles) for winter caused power loss, now folks are coming out of school into work with no prior snow experience. So we're entering a period where the children who were in houses managed by a generation with snow experience are now buying homes and assets with no experience themselves.
Here in California near the Pacfiic we do not get snow nor ice at low latitudes, where most live, particularly the issue here is it does not rain for months and then when it rains the roads become very slippy. So the last 2 vehicles I bought are 4WD with all the anti-skidding electronics. Snow is about a 2 hours drive upto say Lake Tahoe or Yosemite.
BTW the amusing opposite problem of summer is apparent, you can spot a Brit person in California, they are the ones pink and peeling from not knowing the UV is a lot stronger further south, the t-shirt with open neck in UK causes a sore night in California.