Snowpocalypse 2 Coming To Atlanta

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Anchorman's Comment
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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Poor Georgians. Quarter inch to an inch of ice?shocked.png Welcome to what the rest of the country goes through every winter.

Ray F. (aka. Mongo)'s Comment
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Sitting here in N.E. Oklahoma and it is snowing here already. The people in GA just need to slow down and take some extra time. I drove 25 miles each way to work/home for 14 years regardless of the weather. Only one time was I ever late and that was because the troopers shut down the highway to wait for the snow plow to clear off the 3" of ice and 8+" of snow before they would allow traffic to go through.

So they just need to slow down and drive with some common sense if there is still such a thing anymore.

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Richard O.'s Comment
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Radar is showing practically nothing. I wonder if this is an over reaction to the last winter precip. Temps aren't even forecast to go very low.

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Wine Taster's Comment
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Ray,

The difference is.... you guys have the equipment to deal with it. The last storm, they had one plow for all of GA. Nobody expected the last storm to come in so quick. It is hard for areas that very rarely get any snow. ICE! Ice is ten times worse than show. It snaps power lines like twigs and makes the roads like a bumper car amusement ride.

Thomas M.'s Comment
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Here we go again. Got to come home for 2 days after being caught in the NE with the last storm. Heading out tomorrow for another 2 week run.

Scott B.'s Comment
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It's not so much the lack of common sense or bad driving that caused the BS in Atlanta last time. While sitting in the gridlock I got out to look at the road. After kicking off the snow there was a 3/8" in layer of solid ice. Most 2wd 4 wheelers became unable to make it up hills without complete loss of traction which caused the driver behind them to become stuck and so on. Once the stuck vehicles became stuck in an intersection the gridlock would spread in all 4 directions. GDOT had enough equipment to mitigate the effects but due to the gridlock were unable to use it. The timing of the storm and letting out the schools at exactly the time people started leaving work was the cause of the catastrophe here.

Just fyi, It's raining in Atlanta now (yeah just plain ole rain) and the traffic is light due to all the closings in the city. We do have worse forecast for 2-11 pm and 2-12 though. Barring a complete mis-forecast, anyone should be ok to go through Atlanta this week.

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A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Anchorman's Comment
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18-wheeler wrecks, spills fuel on I-75

WRCBTV

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Barring a complete mis-forecast, anyone should be ok to go through Atlanta this week.

You may want to look at this WRCBTV story.

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