It's not a common occurrence in most parts of the southern US, so we aren't as prepared for it as the north. Even those of us who are prepared have trouble because we have to deal with the majority who aren't on the roads, and that is pretty much a huge clusterfuck.
This, and it's made all that much worse by the people who have next to no experience in icy/snowy conditions and overestimate how difficult driving on the roads are. Snow tires and chains aren't even a thing down here, either.
But it's been in the 60's the past few days so maybe we won't have to worry about anymore severe winter weather.
PP: I think I broke my tailbone when I tried to swing out of the van the other day at work and I landed on my ass. At first I thought it was just bruised but it has not gotten any better in the past three days and sometimes hurts more.