The area received 9" of fresh snow during the morning, stopping about 1:30pm. After cleaning off the driveway and letting the plows clear the street I ventured out in my Cabrio about 5pm. I encountered some pretty deep snow at intersections and in shopping center parking lots, but my Smart cruised right through it. It was nice to finally experience the traction control system first-hand. It took a couple of times to realize that was what was happening when, while going through 6+" of slushy snow, the car seemed to slow and no matter how much I pressed the gas pedal, the wheels did not spin, but it continued forward at a slow and steady pace. I love it. Another of the reasons this car is called a Smart.