The Weather folks are forecasting a nasty storm for the deep south. Parts of NC and VA may get 12" to 18" of snow. Many areas will get freezing rain. They may end up with some power outages and impassable roads. One of the Atlanta politicians says that they are ready. It is not smart to challenge nature.
Some preparations you may want to consider.
If its going to be bad, stay home. You may be able to handle the conditions but I'll gaurantee there are thousands who don't.
Sand: a bucket at home and a #10 can in the car. Play sand from a big box store will work. It is a terrible feeling to be trapped by slippery ice.
Keep the homes' temperature up a little extra incase the power goes out.
Have a plan for heating if the power goes out. I have a wood furnace(not much wood) and a generator.
Have emergency supplies: drinking water, food that can be eaten cold, battery lights, warm clothes, extra water in buckets for flushing, a radio, and some kind of a treat for yourselves after a day.
Top off your vehicles' gas tanks.
Good Luck, Rick