The next 36 hours will be a test for most people's patience who live on the east coast. There is a large storm spinning up the coast that will bring lots of snow and ice. My wife works for Georgia Power and is spending at least the next day or two hunkered down in the storm center helping get crews to places where the electricity is out. Armageddon? Nah, I don't think so.
In my opinion, where people go wrong in a storm like this is they get caught trying to get from point A to point B. In a storm several years ago I was caught out in the ice and it took me 2 1/2 hours to cover my normal 15 minute commute from work home.
Play it safe today. Get where you need to be early. Put a nice fire in the fireplace. Gather some blankets and hot cocoa, and enjoy nature. These are some of the best days if you are able to be inside, safe and secure.