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Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta
WSB Radio ^ | 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | Wsbradio.com web staff

Posted on 01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST by Pan_Yan

The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see.

The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates.

The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city.

But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation.

1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again.

“There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came rather unexpectedly," Governor Nathan Deal said. "The time frame in which it hit was a very short time frame. And I think we’re better prepared now than we were in 2011.”

Metro Atlanta interstates have been gridlocked since about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Commutes stretched 8-to-10 hours. And that's for those who actually got home.

Thousands have been stranded in their cars just sitting in the middle of the road.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsbradio.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; carmageddon; ga; snow; stormleon
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On my GPS every interstate around Alanta is drawn in red and covered with little "blocked" symbols and incident warnings. Twice on the way to work I had to back down a hill and go an alternate route. Once was because a moving truck had gotten all the way to the top of the hill and then stopped for the traffic light, thereby dooming the road to closure.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: FreedomPoster; Hoodat

Y’all staying home today?


2 posted on 01/29/2014 5:11:14 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

They better hurry to get out there and shovel it before it melts.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 5:11:38 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: Pan_Yan
It could always be worse...


4 posted on 01/29/2014 5:12:45 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Pan_Yan

It did NOT come SUDDENLY! Not one bit. Weather forecasters were telling people at least up to the night before.

The fact is and the problem was that authorities and institutions sat on their fat duffs until at least 1 or 2 PM, when it was far to late to be going anyway.

And, when they finally acted, the did it at once - and the roads clogged and clogged. Meanwhile the snow dumped and dumped. No wonder that people are still sitting in their cars this morning.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 5:13:08 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: carriage_hill

It’s easier to drive on that than it is a bridge slicked down with smooth black ice as is the case here.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 5:13:50 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s supposed to get up to 33 today ... just enough to smooth the ice out on the roads. As for shovels I’ve got two that have been collecting dust for years waiting for this. I broke them out yesterday. Can’t shovel anything this morning because it’s all solid.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:14:29 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: carriage_hill

Reminds me of some of the roads where I grew up. The reflectors on the side of the road were on top of 10’ poles.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:15:56 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Gaffer

Snow’s one thing to drive on; ice is a whole ‘nother ballgame and foolish if you even try. When I hear ice in the forecast, I stay off the roads.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:35 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

That is what it used to look like when we walked to
grade school in Chicago in the winter, nothing but
a cold sweet potato in our pocket for lunch, up hill
both ways.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 5:16:58 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Frigid females fear flocking traffic. They give up and crash


11 posted on 01/29/2014 5:17:02 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: tet68

“cold sweet potato in our pocket for lunch”, ROTFLMAO!!! That made my day!


12 posted on 01/29/2014 5:18:08 AM PST by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: tet68
That is what it used to look like when we walked to grade school in Chicago in the winter, nothing but a cold sweet potato in our pocket for lunch, up hill both ways.

I had to climb switchbacks. Barefoot.

Wait, you got a potato!?!

13 posted on 01/29/2014 5:19:36 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

OMG!! 1” TO 2” SNOW!!! As a Minnesotan, I feel sooo sorry for you... No I don’t. :D


14 posted on 01/29/2014 5:20:21 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Pan_Yan
I remember that, too, growing-up in the Midwest snows.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 5:20:25 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I like to give southerners guff about being totally incapable of driving on snow...


16 posted on 01/29/2014 5:21:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Gaffer
Just like Katrina...Stupid people...

The idea that 9000 kids had to sleep overnight at school is ridiculous.

What would have happened if the heat had gone off.

Stupid, stupid people.

17 posted on 01/29/2014 5:22:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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Considering that the snow was 3ft. deep and I was only
3ft tall and I had to walk with my little sister, it
was a nightmare.
Some days we only got the potato skin.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 5:22:49 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

They gave you lunch?


19 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:35 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: 3boysdad; tet68

Now, to be fair, that sweet potato was hot in the morning when you were walking up hill.

It was to keep your hands warm, because you had no gloves... or pockets.

You had hands, and you were grateful!


20 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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