Sometimes, doing the right thing isn't really the right thing to do, if you catch our drift. (Snow drift! Pun!) In Seattle, the snow removal authorities have opted for environmentally friendly techniques, which comes from a good impulse. After all, the use of salt can contaminate ground water, cause harm to local vegetation, and ruin roads, and instead use sand and rubber plows to best suit their city's ethos. Unfortunately, Seattle also seems just terrible at snow removal. They don't really attempt to remove the snow, instead packing it down into a state that, in theory, should be drivable for vehicles with all- or four-wheel drive. Of course, the local police cars are rear-wheel drive, and police officers have had to park their cars at the bottom of hills and walk up to where they're needed. The plows use rubber-tipped blades so as to avoid tearing up the roads, but those blades also fail to scrape the ice off the pavement, leaving them slick and dangerous. Sometimes, good intentions just aren't enough. You need explosives or dangerous chemicals.