If you can pull off the snow and the dozens of pump reps it takes to get your car up to full tire pressure, you win the Super Mainer award!
Beyond the gutter ice back up issue, you have to make some basic assumptions. Anything less than a couple of feet of snow is likely to not crush your roof like a tin can.
There are a wide range of shovels but my favorite shovel is a heavy, wide shovel with a steel edge. The added weight constantly reminds me to use my legs and the steel edge lets me cut right through an ice sheet.
So let's all take a day by the fire, celebrate the snow with some hot chocolate, and be glad we're not in Florida.