Atlanta is in a state of crisis…

posted 3 years ago in Atlanta
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I heard!  Sheesh that’s terrible 🙁  I hope everyone is warm and safe!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

its supposed to be 60 there on Saturday. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Crazy! I don’t mean to be rude, I’m genuinely curious – why did you bother to go to work? Isn’t it always like this on the rare occurrences it snows a decent amount? Seems like the perfect day for a snow day or “sick” day.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yuck!  In college I had a roommate from the South.  When it snowed, she was too scared to drive her car so asked me to.  Her performance tires on a rear-wheel drive car caused us to struggle on just a dusting.  And that was on treated roads.  I can’t imagine how bad it must be in Atlanta right now.  In the North, we prepare because we expect it.  You guys probably don’t even have snow shovels.

I hope it melts quickly!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not gonna lie…it blows my mind that 2″ of snow turns into a state of emergency. I realize snow is unusual in the south, but our roads aren’t always plowed or salted immediately and my car has no trouble….

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@moonadea:  Ugh, sounds like San Antonio last week. Everything was shut down, except of course, for my work. I had to be there at 8am, as usual. Wish I could have used a snow day. but I’m at the bottom of the totem pole, and had to go in. No choice.

I hope you stay warm, and safe. Ice and snow is no joke to us down south!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My FI has been stuck on the highway since 3:30pm EST, it is now 10am. im worried sick. my son was stuck on his bus for 8 hours and his school is literally 5 miles from the house. he ended up having to walk over a mile home when the bus broke down and got home at 10pm. hes 11 years old!!! i would appreciate people not mocking this when they arent here to experience jusst HOW bad this really is. people are literally sleeping on the highway or abandoning their cars which is making it worse. we dont have the snow equipment that northern states have. atlanta is NEVER prepared. and usually its more of an ice issue than it is a snow issue. so that 3 inches turns into 3 inches of ice which makes everything slick. i could hardly sleep last night waiting for the return of my guys….

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Westwood:  I feel the same way when it hits 90 degrees up north and people can’t handle it there. It all comes down to resources. We just aren’t prepped for the cold, our roads aren’t built for it, we don’t have the trucks to de-ice, and no one has a clue how to drive in it. We laugh down here when people freak out up North over high temps that we deal with every day between May-September. But at the end of the day if you’re not used to it, if your infrastructure isn’t made to handle it, then you struggle.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

@lolot:  Not all bosses are understanding, and figure “if I can make it in, they can make it in, because DEADLINES, PEOPLE!”. When your options are between a three hour commute and finding a new job the choice is unfortunate but obvious!

Good luck, Atlanta. Dallas had something similar in December. Icy roads at just one or two degrees below freezing is the slickest and most dangerous road condition, right after black ice (of which we had plenty, as well). Pair that with our love affair with overpass bridges and it’s a total recipe for disaster!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

It’s really frustrating how badly cities handle snow removal. Even in Denver, it becomes a complete mess if it snows 4″ or more. One of my good friends just moved from CO to Atlanta, and she thinks it’s hilarious how much everyone is freaking out about the snow. She posted this on Facebook, which I think is hilarious:

 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@aggie2010: My bosses were even better. “I’m not going to be in today because I live outside city limits, but you need to be there.” 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CarpefnDiem:  Oh no, I hope everyone is ok!  

 

Even in Virginia sometimes there just aren’t enough plows or people to drive them to keep up with the weather.  We’ve seen a lot of improvement over the past few years, but when I lived in Iowa it was never an issue.

Also, people have NO idea how to drive in those conditions since it occurs so rarely.  The highways are literally parking lots.  I hope they have some way of rescuing people & clearing their cars to make sure they are warm, fed, and safe!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

@littlemisst08:  That’s such crap!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@aggie2010:  yikes, I can’t imagine working for a boss who would want people risking their lives just to get to work. I regularly drive through like 2 feet of snow to get to work , but in the OP’s case, I would come down with a sudden case of the flu…

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