Atlanta was hit with it’s first major snowstorm of the New Year last night and as I type, the city is covered in about 5 inches of snow (and counting).
Hours before any snow fell, hundreds of flights in and out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were canceled, leaving hundreds of people stranded and sleeping on the airport floor.
By about 5pm Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a State of Emergency for Georgia, ordering all available resources to be ready for action. A little before 8pm, the downtown Atlanta area began getting a steady snowfall and that was all she wrote!
The car above was abandoned near Lenox Square Mall in Buckhead on Sunday, January 9th.
The temperature dropped to about 28 degrees and the snow began to stick, by about 9:45 all lanes of the Downtown Connector southbound were closed at Abernathy Boulevard and University Avenue due to several accidents.
Many activities surrounding the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal have also been canceled and most area school systems have already announced closings for Monday as a result of the storm…. so there’s a lot of happy kids running around right now!
Po Dog! I totally feel him! We ain’t used to this ish…
Photos via AJC & Twitter