Here in Atlanta, it started snowing at about 11 AM, when most people were at work or at school. A lot of schools and offices started letting people leave at about the same time, which put a lot of people on the road at one time. Those people were trying to get home or get to their kids, not trying to “get to the McDonalds or some other stupid place.” We have kids sleeping at their schools because the buses can’t run and their parents can’t get to them. We have people stranded in their cars or walking to find the nearest shelter, which won’t be easy if they’re in a suburb.
“Then again, the south has never been the brightest bulb in North America.” If your contempt for the south is really that great, then please do us all a favor and move back to New York.