It's about two miles each way, and the answer is the side roads are all but impassable. There's no way our little car would have made it, even with chains on.
The main road was scraped, but still had icy patches. It was raining / sleeting on the way home, so by tomorrow morning I'm sure that will be a nice hard layer of ice on top of what used to be slushy snow.
SO glad that we don't need to be anywhere else, and that the power grid here is affected more by wind than snow.