We were fortunate - we didn't get hit like many other Midwestern cities, and our road crews do an admirable job. Still, we're all feeling a little hedged in. (Luckily, this house has *two* sheltered front doors, access via the garage, two doors to the deck, and a slider, so we aren't trapped! We just can't go out and sit on the deck.)
Our snow has only been in the range of 3 to 6 inches at a time, nice and steady, and on a regular basis; not a horrible blast, and then a huge dump of snow. It makes it all so much more manageable. Still, we've grown some dandy icicles, and we can't get out the back door.
I'm curious about these icicles on the northwest corner of the house. Do you suppose the wind was blowing that much when they formed that they leaned out sideways?