If there is snow on the road, we close schools! Far too dangerous for the kids to be out. They actually have the weather people on TV say, if your journey isn't essential, stay at home. If you came here, you'd laugh!
You are going to kick yourself on the SD9 screen thing. As you know, closing the screen switches off the camera - but NOT if you put it into record, wait for the record indicator on the screen, and THEN flip it shut. The screen being off extends battery life considerably.