The courtyard was calm, but the rest of the city ended up being completely chaotic. It took until 10am for all of the school buses to arrive at school - one even broke down on the way. Mine was about 25 minutes late. The roads were a complete mess - super slippery, covered in snow and slush, and still littered with crazy people trying to cross 6 lanes of even-less-controlled traffic. Wednesday was even colder, and in the morning I experienced a "oh yeah, winter" moment reminiscent of winter wind in Thunder Bay. It snowed again Wednesday afternoon/evening - pretty, fluffy, snow this time, and I was ready for today to be a snow day.
What actually gets me (besides reminding me why I moved to the only city in Canada that doesn't get winter) is how un-well winter was dealt with. It was Wednesday before salt got put down in any public places (and soooo needed, given that there isn't a single even flat surface here) and I still don't think any of the roads have been cleared. They can apparently building buildings in days, entire highways and overpasses in 2 months, but they can't deal with a few centimeters of snow. Oh....China.