Sunday, February 9, 2014

Snowpocalypse 2014

January 29, 2014
Athens, GA

That's right - Georgia. One of those rare snow events. It started yesterday afternoon, and the University of Georgia closed its doors at 3:30. Just a few flurries here and there, with most of the accumulations happening overnight. In the end, just a 1-2" dusting and some ice on the roads, because temperatures remained below freezing.

Atlanta, on the other hand, was plunged into utter chaos. It's one thing if UGA lets everyone go home at the same time, quite another if that happens city-wide in Atlanta, with one million folks clogging the interstates trying to get home. On ice. The salt trucks couldn't get through. I have several friends who abandoned their cars after being stuck in traffic for 5 plus hours, walking home for many miles, arriving early in the morning the next day. 24 hours later, some people were still in their cars!

Here in Athens, things were under control and quite peaceful. I took Tessa for a long walk, carefully navigating the icy patches. The snow itself was a lovely powder, and she had great fun.

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