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Gridlock continues as unspeakably horrible
commute home stretches into hour 18

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Mike Morris

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Posted By:Muncssister, 1/29/2014 7:46:08 AM

The winter storm has mostly moved into the Carolinas, but metro Atlanta traffic remains gridlocked at 6 a.m. Wednesday as Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour from hell stretched into hour 18. Traffic is still bumper-to-bumper and barely moving on several Atlanta interstates, including on I-75 north of downtown, on I-20 west of downtown and on the top-end Perimeter. Students remain stranded at schools, as commuters lucky enough to make their way to makeshift shelters begin waking up in churches, fire houses and stores that remained open all night to provide a warm place to stay as temperatures plummeted into the teens.

What is it they say, even on the way to hell you have to drive through Atlanta? Seriously though, this looks really nasty. Our friends in Birmingham tell us it is just as bad there. Prayers for all you deep south ldotters! Just a little snow here in NC.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: edgar, 1/29/2014 8:09:20 AM     (No. 9709965)

If MSNBC sees this as an act of God (and only Republicans believe in God), they will have two more weeks of wall to wall coverage of a traffic jam they can blame on Repbulicans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/29/2014 8:36:47 AM     (No. 9710002)

Even one of the weather guys on The Weather Channel said last night about the traffic mess throughout the deep South: we warned you about his storm; the ice, snow, etc and we know the deep South doesn´t have the equipment to handle it so why didn´t you just cancel schools for the day or two?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Megrits, 1/29/2014 8:55:28 AM     (No. 9710026)

I´m sorry for the people down there, that kind of weather is a real itch to drive in. They should have stayed home, the weather channel warned them it was coming. The "Katrinaesque" media blitz has already begun; their chance to demonize the repub gov of GA will NOT be missed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/29/2014 10:48:53 AM     (No. 9710182)

OH MY GOD! It´s winter!!!

Ya know, in the Northeast we don´t get hurricanes that often either but they do happen every now and then. When they do, we prepare for them as best we can. And sure enough, there is some property damage, power outages, and flooding. It´s weather.

Hype, hype, hype. It´s all the news knows how to do.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gagolfer, 1/29/2014 10:54:35 AM     (No. 9710192)

I live right in the middle of this in north Fulton County and had many friends and even my son who were stranded for over 10 hours and finally abandoned their cars and walked miles in frigid temps on ice and snow. People couldn´t get home to get their kids at school. Heads will roll in the Fulton and Cobb County schools. They were warned to be closed on Tuesday.

But NO ONE is blaming the Republicans or Gov. Deal (R). The blame is falling on the school administrators who kept the schools open too long and the Democratic City of Atlanta administration for having a master plan that didn´t work and for having all offices, private and governmental, close at the same early afternoon time assuring a traffic snarl that is still going on 24 hours later. It´s not an anti-Republican conspiracy. It´s just a mess.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 1/29/2014 12:41:05 PM     (No. 9710362)

In January 1981 I had to fly from Austin, TX to Atlanta in the middle of a snow storm that went from western New Mexico all the way through Atlanta. I think that winter storm dumped 18 inches on Waco, about a foot on Austin and another 12 to 16 inches on Atlanta.

All they had at the Hartsfield.Jackson airport were three maybe four Bobcats. The temps went from right around 30 degrees to almost zero in just a few hours turning the snowy slush to concrete in no time flat. They couldn´t get the aircraft crews from the hotel to the airport and I had to send the night and most of the next day there, but we all survived.

It´s winter boys and girls and like they used to say…."Sh*t Happens" get over it.

Cheers from sunny Oro Valley, AZ from a retired MSgt.

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