I live about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from Atlanta and we had all of the same problems. Who do you think is a fault? The meteorologist for not correctly predicting the weather? The schools for not having plans in place for what to do with students in a time like this? The schools for not sending students home as soon as there was snow? The cities for not preparing the roads?
I will say that a few weeks ago snow was predicted 100%. All of the above preparations were taken and the snow never came. A ton of money was spent for something that never happened, and has not happened in the last several years.