A little dusting of snow makes everything into a winter wonderland, right?
Especially a cute southern town, right?
That's the main drag through town. A neighbor took 3 1/2 hours to drive the 6.5 miles from Alpharetta. I pushed the car of a grandmother who had picked her grandkids up in Alpharetta six hours earlier; they were trying to make it to Marietta, another six miles or so.
Note to gun grabbers in Yankeeland: nobody pulled his heater at the intersection and went all Rambo. As a matter of fact, people banded together, giving each other rides and pushing cars up frozen hills. My neighbor spent 3 hours warning drivers not to turn down a main cut-through street because a hill was frozen and nobody could get up it.
Of course, the News is all over the baby that was born in the traffic jam on I-285. Mom and daughter are doing fine, and no doubt will look back on this as a story to tell in the future. I didn't see that but did see the Roswell Police Department dispatch a Humvee to take kids stranded on a schoolbus home.. Didn't know they had a Humvee, but actually don't think it's a bad idea. At least, if it's not up armored.
And the punchline? There wasn't that much snow.
That's the view of the Camp Borepatch Observation Deck. Maybe two inches of snow. Maybe. Me, I have no problem getting around in the Jeep in 2" of snow. I do have a lot of trouble getting around in Atlanta traffic with 2" of snow.
Everybody keep safe out there.
UPDATE 29 January 2014 13:34: Seen on Facebook, the real cause of the traffic panic: