There was plenty of snow to practice shoveling, so far well over 50 inches and more in sheltered places.
The key is to get new snow off as fast as possible; the sun can melt any residue.
Also, important to push the snow back beyond the pavement so that a strip of earth is showing. This will soak up melting, avoid ice on the pavement and need for salt.
Two photos to the right show how overhanging snow melts onto the pavement, forming ice and hazards and requiring salt.