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deep south gets a dusting of snow, shuts down

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/29/268132977/rush-hour-from-hell-drags-on-in-icy-southern-cities

 

 

who thinks sand is good on roads for ice?

 

southern people

 

 

 

 

By 4 a.m. ET Wednesday morning it was hour 16 of what had turned into a "rush hour from hell" in Atlanta, the Journal-Constitution writes, as thousands of vehicles there and in other cities of the Deep South remained stuck on roads that were covered in snow and ice by a fast-moving storm that blew threw Tuesday.

 

That's worth repeating: Hour 16.

 

According to the Journal-Constitution:

 

"Traffic was 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 remained stranded at schools early Wednesday, as commuters lucky enough to make their way to makeshift shelters began 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."

 

 

stay toasty, oontz

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remained open all night to provide a warm place to stay as temperatures plummeted into the teens

 

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

 

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Silly 'Muricans

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yea we completely go into shutdown over here when it snows, like people can't contemplate walking places. All public transport goes to shit even when it is barely snowing.

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albert, it's certainly not everywhere in murica that is like that.

 

minnesota and new hampshire for example, are probably laughing their asses off.

i mean, it's 12 degrees here right now, and no one is crying.

 

that said, canada has their shit together for winter

i'd just hate to see em deal with 100 degrees and 90% humidity.

 

 

 

anyway.

 

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

NEW: "People were making a lot of independent decisions," Atlanta mayor says

(wtf does that mean? atl people don't usually think independently? :haha: )

 

Atlanta officials urge drivers to stay off streets for 24 hours whaaat

 

"We've been in the car for over 12 hours," one resident says .. cuz we're dumbasses

 

At least five are killed in weather-related traffic accidents in Alabama

 

oops

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albert, it's certainly not everywhere in murica that is like that.

 

minnesota and new hampshire for example, are probably laughing their asses off.

i mean, it's 12 degrees here right now, and no one is crying.

 

that said, canada has their shit together for winter

i'd just hate to see em deal with 100 degrees and 90% humidity.

 

I just found that sentence "plummeted into the teens" hysterical, almost an oxymoron because that's like nice spring weather for us. Don't get me wrong, people up here still drive like idiots at the first sign of snow as well. Universal idiocy.

 

Central North America gets blessed with both extremes. Gets to 40C with humidity in the summer sometimes. :D

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I find it laughable. Im in the NE of Georgia and we got maybe like 4 inches of snow and everyone flips out. I grew up on the coast Florida with hurricanes all the time and we never shut anything down. Sure people freaked out when it came to getting gas, but that was about it. One whole summer we left our house boarded up because there were so many hurricanes rolling through. Best was, well not best because of so many that died in Louisianna, but because of that hurricane Bud was selling cases for 5 bucks. 24 beers for 5 bucks....ummm yes please.

 

They just dont have the equipment to deal with the ice nor do the towns invest in it because it maybe snows once a year. I think I might buy a snow plow and be the savior lol

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I just found that sentence "plummeted into the teens" hysterical, almost an oxymoron because that's like nice spring weather for us. Don't get me wrong, people up here still drive like idiots at the first sign of snow as well. Universal idiocy.

 

Central North America gets blessed with both extremes. Gets to 40C with humidity in the summer sometimes. :D

 

indeed . it is hysterical.

 

i agree... universal idiocy.

imagine if weather gets really bad. i still buy into science, and think climate change is happening.. there will be a lot of madness in the future and this is a funny taste of how bad it gets and how fast that happens

 

 

 

CIL

my least favorite american cities include Atlanta.

while i like NOLA and Savannah, i don't care for much else thataway

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What I hated down there the most is the self segregating attitude of everyone down there. Very few people intermingle. There is a general distrust of anyone that is not like you.

 

I found that southern hospitality was a complete myth, unless you looked like that person.

 

I was too much of a Yankee to fit in with anyone down there.

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i enjoy atlanta when i go.

 

i do not enjoy weather below 25 degrees.

 

i think the big stir up about a storm isnt necessary, i live in an area that gets a taste of all 4 seasons. we do shut down school some times when the mass feels its not needed. people do drive like idiots.

 

my thought is...will it be worse next year?

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im a delivery driver and a texan, was laughing as people freaked out

 

my roomate hit some black ice and his rear end slid out a small amound he was freaking out

 

bitch i got that z71 4x4 fuck with me snow fuck with me

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although this tahoe is sketchy as fuck because the center of gravity is so much higher than my ole rodeo :(

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