When the chips are down – or the snow has fallen – South Yorkshire folk show true grit.
We all got taken by surprise a little when the predicted possibility of a few flurries turned into a swirling blizzard.
But once the initial chaos had subsided there were plenty of examples of people pitching in to help each other.
Our initial anger and frustration at the apparent lack of gritting should be tempered now we’ve had an explanation for what at the time seemed like poor planning.
What’s needed now is a bit of patience.
Yes, it’s irritating when the rubbish piles up post festive holiday, but surely rather that than risking accidents that could endanger life on still icy roads?
It’s winter. It snows. The thaw is expected to be under way by the end of the week.
At the moment we’re not expecting a repeat of the white-out scenes of four years ago that lingered for weeks. Now, that was disruptive.
So, double bag the rubbish. Don’t go out unless you really have to for a day or two.
Perhaps most importantly, if you’re ill, don’t rush off to A&E. Follow NHS advice first on how best to get the help you need.