(NEWSER) – Three inches of snow may not sound like enough to shut down an entire big city, but it is quite enough when that city is Atlanta and the storm is, as the governor of Georgia said last night, "unexpected." Drivers trying to get home from work spent as long as nine hours on the roads, which eventually iced over when temperatures dropped. The Wall Street Journal reports many roads were still gridlocked at midnight. Some kids even spent the night at school when buses weren't able to get them home, while other drivers spent the night in churches, fire stations, strangers' homes, and supermarkets. The governor and Atlanta's mayor admitted errors in the state's response to Winter Storm Leon, partially because it had been expected to hit more to the south.