With all this severe weather that we are having I am hearing some tips if you get stuck driving.
First one, try an take a spade or shovel in the boot of the car where possible. It might be obvious but you would be surprised.
Second hint, keep card board in the boot as well as if you get stuck you can place this under the wheels and once the wheels touch the cardboard you will start moving forward. I hear if you have no cardboard car mats works as well.
Third hint, if you are stopped and trying to move try to set off in 2nd gear and move off slowly. Once moving keep the revs high.
For some more professional advice here is a web link as well.