My neighborhood north of Baltimore was hit with about 10 inches of snow today. I went out to run some errands and by the time I tried to get home the roads were clogged with stuck cars. I can't reach my home without navigating some tough hills and I had a very hard time not getting stuck. One hill in my immediate neighborhood was so bad I finally backed down to get a head start, but to no avail. I couldn't move. Then I tried turning off traction control and guess what? I got some real traction and was able to climb the hill with no problem. The car fishtailed quite a bit but steering corrections kept it all under control. The less I learned: When you need traction in snow on a hill, turn off traction control. I wouldn't go over about 5mph with traction control off, but at speeds lower than that it's the solution for hills in snow. It's counter intuitive, but it works.