Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Frozen In Place

Here we are in Atlanta, frozen in place as it were. School students spent the night at schools, people spent the night in their cars on the freeways and on an on. In spite of the fact that the snow and freezing was forecast well in advance the brilliant folks in Atlanta all waited for it to actually start before they all made the mad dash for home or wherever and this resulted in frozen gridlock just about everywhere. This, BTW, is SOP hereabouts. Minimonk made it home barely, after it taking over 4 hours to go what should have been a 20 minute trip. A friend got home at 10p last night after a 9 hour commute from Gainesville that normally takes an hour.  Minimonk is supposed to be at the fire station today but her boss says that if they need her they will send an emergency vehicle for her.

The city is insisting everyone stay off the streets today as it is not going to rise above freezing and what little snow and ice removal equipment we have is maxed out. I just got a text from the city saying..."If you left your car on or by the roadway last night then look for it in the nearest parking lot as we are towing everything off the highways".

We are snug here and have no need to go out for anything which is just as well. The folks here in Atlanta never always happens this way. Maybe someday they will figure out that even the 2 - 3 inches of snow we got yesterday will gridlock the city and if you can, you go to ground as soon as you can....preferably before it even starts to snow. Don't hold your breath though.

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