"He blamed an "almost total breakdown in communication" among state agencies."
Well, DUH! How many times have we heard that excuse before? It happened on 9/11and that was over five years ago. No one seemed to have learned anything, nothing has changed, and the bureaucrats are just as stupid and bumbling as they were then.
Maybe the "hundreds of motorists" will smart up a little, and make some attempt not to travel when a blizzard is predicted, freezing rain or not. But I doubt it. They just keep making the same stupid mistakes until they're nominated for a Darwin Award.