Diagnosis: Canadian Snow Rage

A team of good Samaritans pushes a car out of deep snow during a storm in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, on March 8, 2008. A foot of snow buried parts of the Ohio and Tennessee valleys early Saturday, as a snow storm swept toward the Northeast. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.
Just when you thought you'd heard it all, comes news from Canada of a new kind of anti-social behavior.

Now remember...this is Canada. A place so nice with so many nice people...it makes Minnesotans look like New Yorkers.

So Canada is having a rough winter. Especially Quebec. After years of mild temperatures and less than record snowfalls, it's been snowing like crazy. And Quebecers are fed up.

Fights are breaking out between warring neighbors about snow shoveling. Parking spots on snow clogged streets are at a premium...so parkers have begun to threaten one another. And one man apparently pulled out a shotgun in response to the snowplow driver he warned against pushing snow onto his already clean driveway. Those looking to clear out of town have faced snow-caused delays at the airports.

Frustrated Canadians call their condition...snow rage.
By Harry Smith
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