In particular, although accumulations remain (as of about 8:30 am) less than an inch or two, the roads are slick as snot. This is because of both meteorological and societal reasons. From a meteorological standpoint, a key reason is the lag between the frontal passage and the snowband. This can be inferred from the meteogram from the University of Utah (WBB), which shows a temperature fall into the mid 20s following frontal passage at around 3 am, with precipitation beginning at around 7 am (inferred from the increase in relative humidity).
On radar, this is not a strong snowband, and precip rates based on my highly scientific glimpses out the window appear to be near or slightly less than an inch an hour.
So, this is not a big storm, but the commute this morning was difficult. From a meteorological perspective, the passage of the cold front ahead of the snowband enabled the roads to cool so that snow stuck immediately. From a societal perspective, the response of road crews, at least in the neighborhoods I travelled through this morning, was somewhat delayed, especially given that this was a well anticipated storm. Perhaps this was related to the MLK holiday. On the plus side, the MLK holiday meant that traffic was light.
This is a good example, however, of how even a small amount of snow, when delivered under the right conditions, can make travel difficult. On the other hand, if you are a late riser, you probably won't experience the full brunt of the white knuckle driving that some encountered this morning.