After reading the posts, it seems that most people stayed put or got jacked after leaving too late. I wonder what would have happened if people left earlier and before everything completely broke down.
They were frogs and got slowly boiled doing last minute things. But its the insidious nature of the US that things break down in such an orderly way. The trap is sprung before they know it. All those people driving on the interstate knew it was snowing but they drove on anyway until the traffic slowed down and finally stopped. You can be three miles from home and spend the next 14 hours stuck. I’m sure the tow truck operators made a killing. Jacking is a way of life in the US. Learn to jack my son and you will never go hungry again.