I vividly recall driving from NJ to Michigan in–I think–1982.
Luckily, I had equipped my new stick-shift, FWD Chevy Citation with snow tires, because while driving across Ohio, a sudden blizzard cropped up.
Apparently, the State of Ohio was saving money that year by not doing any snowplowing on the Ohio Turnpike, because I saw not even one snow plow during the 5 hours or so that I slogged across that state at…maybe…30 mph.
I was able to keep going because I drove in the tracks left by the 18-wheelers, but even many 18-wheelers wound up off the road in that storm.
The shoulders and median of the road were littered with an absolutely incredible number of cars and trucks that had spun-out, but by simply being…slow and steady…leaving a lot of distance between my car and the car in front of me…and being cautious, I never lost traction and–eventually–made it to St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
When I got there, I almost had to peel my hands off the steering wheel because I had been gripping the wheel non-stop for so many hours, and my back was in pain from the stress of enduring so many hours of hazardous driving conditions, but my car was unscathed!
Overall, that Chevy Citation had a lot of problems, but traction–especially with snow tires–was not one of its problems.