In the 70's and 80's meetings were almost never cancelled. It was the North West, very rough winters. There was this horrible Elder ( he raped his own daughters we found out) he was always ready to filling for a brother that couldn't make it. Terrible speaker, always bragged he could give a public talk with no notice.
Also, some years our circuit Assembly was in the middle of winter and on the far side of a mountain pass. Icy roads all the way. I thought don't they even bother to look at a map when they plan these things?