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Old 01-28-14, 05:12 PM   #1
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Snowpcolis Atlanta

Once again 2 inches of snow has paralyzed a city.
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Old 01-28-14, 05:21 PM   #2
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Didn't we spend millions on lot's of deicing equipment after that last episode?
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Seriously? 2 inches paralyzes a city? I think the people of Atlanta need to grow a pair.
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There are going to be a lot of people spending the night in their car. It took my wife 4.5 hours to travel from Alpharetta to Vining's and she left at 12:20 and wound up walking the last two miles.
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Didn't we spend millions on lot's of deicing equipment after that last episode?
If I were Jason Carter the DOTs performance would be a campaign issue.
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There are going to be a lot of people spending the night in their car. It took my wife 4.5 hours to travel from Alpharetta to Vining's and she left at 12:20 and wound up walking the last two miles.
buddy did 5 hours from atl to north ga
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Seriously? 2 inches paralyzes a city? I think the people of Atlanta need to grow a pair.
It isn't the 2 inches that causes paralysis, it is what is under it. If the ground doesn't freeze, you will have exciting moments of reduced traction. Why would a city arm itself for nearly unheard of events anyways? Be patient Atlanta.
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Seriously? 2 inches paralyzes a city? I think the people of Atlanta need to grow a pair.
a 1/4 inch of rain in SO CAL causes a panic, so I am not surprised. Good grief if it snowed, even an inch, it would be armagedeon!
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I guess growing up and living in Rhode Island, southern New England, makes me more used to snow and ice than someone that has lived all their lives in the deep south. But seriously, spending nights in the car because of some ice and two inches of snow. Sounds like the people of Georgia need some lessons in driving skills, just slow it down and don't
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Seriously? 2 inches paralyzes a city? I think the people of Atlanta need to grow a pair.
Exactly! I live downtown ATL for the time being but I am from New Jersey. These people down here are freaking out big time. MARTA trains catching on fire, people sitting on 400 southbound for 6 hours, etc...Southeners. Interesting people.
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I guess growing up and living in Rhode Island, southern New England, makes me more used to snow and ice than someone that has lived all their lives in the deep south. But seriously, spending nights in the car because of some ice and two inches of snow. Sounds like the people of Georgia need some lessons in driving skills, just slow it down and don't
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Yes, this is the biggest problem in the south. People can't drive. Also, the speed limit is too fast for their driving capabilities. People down here have a hard time not wrecking when its just raining
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Also, GA has to use alot of taxpayer money to pay all the cops they have down here(city cops, county cops, sheriff, state troopers, department of saftey. This is all in each single city). Why would they put the money towards the roads that the taxpayers use to drive on to get to work? LOL
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Sounds like someone ^^^ aught to consider running for office.
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there is death and destruction here to, the city is shut down kids having pizza and movie night schools and stuff
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So long as the suits at Coca Cola corporate don't use this as an opportunity to jack prices up, I don't see what all the fuss is about
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Also, GA has to use alot of taxpayer money to pay all the cops they have down here(city cops, county cops, sheriff, state troopers, department of saftey. This is all in each single city). Why would they put the money towards the roads that the taxpayers use to drive on to get to work? LOL
With all those cops around, you'd think you'd be able to find one when you really need to.......God be with you at that time.
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With all those cops around, you'd think you'd be able to find one when you really need to.......God be with you at that time.
Exactly!!! LMAO. All they do is pull motorist over and bother people they should not be bothering....Anyway, back to the topic.LOL
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I knew it was going to be bad when I spent 1 hour and still had not gotten out of the parking deck. Got my cycling stuff parked my car and decided to walk home. The walk was bout 10 miles and took me 3.5 hrs. Got home and jumped on my mountain bike at 6pm. Just got back from directing traffic and pushing cars... Saw people feed their babies in a car, pre school giving refuge to kids that were stuck on the cold, old lady fall down the icy road... desperation. I know two inches isn't much but it has completely formed chaos around these parts. Up to I point even I broke down and had to start screaming at people.
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Sorry Atlanta. You didn't make the cut.
http://www.bustle.com/articles/12208...about-the-cold
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Sorry Atlanta. You didn't make the cut.
http://www.bustle.com/articles/12208...about-the-cold
Nobody complaining about cold. Most of the people I saw were complaining about being in traffic for 8 hours to go 15 miles. Didn't see a single police / government official come to help, salt the streets or tow any of the 47 cars that were stuck on a ditch in my neighborhood.
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Portland Oregon can be paralyzed at the mere thought of snow... I don't think people in Atlanta are ready in any way shape or form to deal with roads they are not equipped to drive on.
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We've seen nothing but rain yet, but have closed schools on the potential threat of flurries in the early morning.
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I have studied this in great depth and I have an RR (Rube(TM) Report):

Some cities only get snow like once or twice a year, if they get any at all. Because of such low occurrence, the city does not invest a lot on equipment to deal with the snow. Once snow falls, city starts cleaning but with only 2 or 3 crews, they handle main road first. By the time they get to the neighborhoods, it's been like 3 or 4 days.

On the individual side, people fell to the same mentality as the city and because it doesn't happen often, they say "is not worth it" when it comes to preparedness. People have no snow tires, and no vehicles that can handle the terrain. They just bunker down and wait for the ill equipped city to deal with the situation.

Situation worsens after day one because temperatures fluctuate during the day, some snow melts, re-frozens as ice and roads end up with layers of snow and ice. Hills with curves have to closed by the city. And now, you can't just scoop the snow. Now you have to break the hard ice.

But why people don't help? Some are afraid to get his by a passing car driving on ice. Some are afraid of damaging the road and being fined by the city. Reasons vary.
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