A friend got stuck pulling out of her driveway so this afternoon my husband and I went over there to clean up the drive. The driveway hadn't been cleared when the snow was light and fluffy, so instead of a quick 1/2 hour job he was out there for about four hours. In addition to the snow that was packed down near the garage, the accumulation from the plows had built up at the foot of the drive. He ended up having to take a mattock to break up the four inch deep ice that stretched across the base of the drive. I was really amazed to see how something that started out so light and beautiful and airy became so dark and dense when we let it lie.
Moral of the story? Don't wait for the sun to come out and melt away your troubles - start working on them now before they get worse.