Turns out that the kids were okay - as I knew they would be. It didn't start to snow until after they got home. It is supposed to be worse tomorrow. I will certainly make sure that they have their coats.
I ran over a dead skunk on the way home tonight. It was dark and I didn't see it until I was on top of it. Maybe if it snows a lot, it will take care of the stink for me. =)