Village roads went unplowed and mass transit screeched to a halt. Trapped inside their homes the villagers began to go insane. They nearly succumbed to couch potatoism from the availability of television, internet and snacks.
Alas, when nearly all hope was lost the icy fist released it's grip on the land and the great melt began. The villagers cheered the return of the wet muddy lands they adored and once more ventured from their homes. The disaster of the four day snow plague narrowly averted!