Even in places that are more used to dealing with snow can have traffic problems like this. When it snows during the day on a work day, everyone is itching to get on the road and get home. We have a rule here on election day everyone should have fours to go vote. Every car in the city hit the roads at 4 pm on fresh snow. I got home at midnight. If you work or run an office, shop or what have you, talk about working late to get tomorrows work done. Hours later you can decide whether you can get home or stay where you are safe and warm.
I have kept my shop going an extra few hrs more than once, empoyees alway liked having a few hrs the next day to deal with problems at home.
I have stayed in place over the objection of the boss, he changed his mind when he smashed up the Caddy on his way home.