A winter storm has paralyzed metro Atlanta and other parts of Georgia and prompted Gov. Nathan Deal to declare a state of emergency for all 159 counties in Georgia Tuesday afternoon (January 28, 2014).
It was all fun and games until people found out they couldn’t get home!
[NEVER FORGET: All White Everything! Atlanta Snow 2011 in Pictures… (PHOTOS)]
As everyone left work around the same time, it only took a few hours for traffic in Atlanta to come to a complete halt, stranding hundreds on icy roads and interstates.
Any hope of a winter wonderland was crushed by the miserable reality that it was dangerous ‘black ice’ coating roads and preventing cars from moving at all. By late Tuesday evening, hundreds of vehicles had been abandoned as many were still stuck on interstates and side streets throughout the metro area.
More details + photos of Atlanta’s ‘SnowJam 2014’ below… Continue Reading…
Check out this cool pic as further proof that the City of Atlanta still hasn’t thawd out.
Turner Field became a popular trending topic on the social networking site twitter today, after the above photo of the “iced out” ball park hit the net. The home of the Braves resembles a hockey rink more so than a baseball park, but it should be back in the green in a week or so.
The awesome shot originated from fellow Atlantan and twitterer @JMar99. Great job Jason!
In case you missed it:
All WHITE Everything! Atlanta Snow 2011… in Pictures
While I’m snug as a bug in a rug wrapped up and warm next to the fireplace with my Macbook, my friend Dennis Byron of HipHopEnquirer is outside thowing snowballs in front of Atlanta’s Justin’s Restaurant on Peachtree Street.
All you transplants… please feel free to join him. But you already know we ain’t used to this ish, so I’ll pass.
Looks fun though…
In case you missed it:
All White Everything! Atlanta Snow 2011… In Pictures
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!
More photos below: Continue Reading…