Deadly ice storm turns Atlanta into parking lot, strands thousands

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oinkus wrote:

More global warming. I’m sick of it.

Jan 28, 2014 9:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Kyley wrote:

I am here in Georgia and traffic which would usually take 45 minutes is taking people 11 hours.

Jan 28, 2014 9:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
aznewsguy wrote:

Just a weather front…nothing to do with climate change.

Jan 28, 2014 9:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Sydney.Kotic wrote:

Same day temperatures, last week.

Anchorage Alaska +48F.
Savannah Georgia +48F.

Jan 29, 2014 9:31am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:

I love it!!!! In South America some places where never snow, with weather changes, on winter is snowing not too much but big surprise for the residents.

Jan 29, 2014 10:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mylena wrote:

I love it!!!! In South America some places where never snow, with weather changes, on winter is snowing not too much but big surprise for the residents.

Jan 29, 2014 10:08am EST  --  Report as abuse
garyphillips wrote:

Planet Earth’s climate fluctuates over centuries, not decades. The boobs who applied the term “global warming” and those that believe it need to take a much longer view of how Gaia scrubs herself.

Jan 29, 2014 10:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
revamadison wrote:

And here is the Ga Gov. laying blame on the weather bureau? Hmmm did he not see the same weather report the rest of us saw, that this would be a MAJOR storm from Fla. on up to N, Carolina, and even into Virginia? No excuse whatsoever. He should have closed the roads down, before they got to that point. The local school boards are also much at fault. Schools, even up in Va. were closed IN ADVANCE. Our elected officials learned their lessons years ago.

Jan 29, 2014 1:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
halloween wrote:

Atlanta, that says it all “You Can’t fix Stupid”. Consider the mentally of a lot of people or lack of it if they can’t handle 2 or 3 inches of snow.

Jan 29, 2014 2:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse
oneStarman wrote:

The Deep south colder than Alaska?
Perfectly Normal weather for the Apocalypse

Jan 29, 2014 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jw_collins wrote:

Living in Atlanta and very familiar with the traffic, I can say that, 1. Atlanta has MORE than its share of big rigs passing through (Atlanta wasn’t originally named TERMINUS for no reason) 2. There are too many cars relative to infrastructure 3. There is no useful mass transit system…MARTA serves a relative few 4. Drivers here are not very bright 5. Atlanta is a long commute community….a so called “suitcase” town….and once the roads ice over and slow down the works, game over.

Jan 29, 2014 4:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

This is why the south lost the civil war. Buncha candy-asses.

Jan 29, 2014 4:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
seafloor wrote:

If the melting of the arctic is a FACT, then scientists should research for other causes.

Jan 29, 2014 4:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DavidHibbert wrote:

Atlanta in the headline , but that photograph is Jackson Square in New Orleans ?

Jan 29, 2014 4:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Larsifer wrote:

Chris Christie is probably behind this somehow…

Jan 29, 2014 4:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SaggyNutzinHD wrote:

Monday morning quarterbacks … LOL.

Jan 29, 2014 4:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PJWAYNE wrote:

The city of Atlanta’s population is 440,000 per 2012 census statistics, not 1.1 million as the Mayor stated. Correct your records.

Jan 29, 2014 5:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Barbd wrote:

doth none of these people ever lived in a colder climate? come on

Jan 29, 2014 5:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Barbd wrote:

doth none of these people ever lived in a colder climate? come on

Jan 29, 2014 5:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
D_Right_One wrote:

I was in the traffic on I75South and I285East for 12hours last night. Finally made it to a friends. It was a minor inconvenience. The reporters tried to blame or get mad at the mayor. I say the blame lies on us. We were mad a couple of weeks ago when they closed schools for a possible snowstorm. Now another strikes and they were a little gun shy. Also, who is going to pay for a bunch of trucks, plows and dump trucks full of sand and salt to just sit around for years at a time and rust? It snows every couple of years at most.

Jan 29, 2014 5:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Matt007b wrote:

I’m praying for you o’ state of georgia.. I think we should start up a katrina fundraiser type deal, get some celebrities on tv.. I pray the residents will get through this tough time of below 50F weather. People here in Utah are thinking about you right now as you get through these terrible times. Perhaps you should delclare a state of emergency? Have you already? Better close those schools down, blame meteorlogists for your problems. Wow might have to wear a coat today Atlanta.. we feel your pain. Tough stuff! ****HEAVY SARCASM HERE WHAT A JOKE C’MON 2 INCHES???? GOOD GRIEF! THAT’S NOTHING HERE!!******

Jan 29, 2014 5:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
1rockcut wrote:

I’m looking out the window at about 4 ft. of snow. you really have to make your own decisions on whether to travel or not. Think for your selves and if it’s bad stay home. Fair enough, for you folks this pretty unusual, but never the less, keep in mind climate change has been going on for the last 4.54 trillion years.

Jan 29, 2014 5:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cmaglaughlin wrote:

@aznewsguy,
Multiple U.S. government bureaucracies including NOAA, NASA, and the Department of Energy are again being accused of inappropriately manipulating temperature data — or “adjusting” it, as officials at the agencies implicated in the scandal put it — to show global warming. While the accusations are not new, the latest scandal, sparked by an in-depth analysis of the data by independent analyst Steven Goddard at Real Science, relies on official records to suggest that federal agencies have been fudging temperature measurements to make past decades seem colder and recent years appear warmer.

Jan 29, 2014 6:03pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LindaADK wrote:

They KNEW this was coming! Why did they not cancel school for the day and close businesses that didn’t need to be open? No excuses. My advice to the south from a northerner. Be prepared. Ice and snow will soon be your new friend every winter!

Jan 29, 2014 7:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse

I’m not sure how this could have happened. I live in Georgia, and the city where I live was well-prepared for the storm. Schools were cancelled on Monday, emails, website postings, local channel advertisements, word of mouth, and many other measures were used to inform everyone of the impending weather. Snow came, everyone was prepared and in their homes safe and warm. I think that most of these agencies that are responsible for making decisions could have done the same things in monitoring the weather and simply using informed decisions to ensure the safety of the people of Atlanta. This is just disgraceful at how it was handled.

Jan 29, 2014 7:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse

It wasn’t the snow, it was the ice. The snow fell on hot roads and immediately melted and turned to ice. There was black ice everywhere. I don’t care where you live you can’t drive on ice you will slip and slide. I’ve lived in the north, there is a difference between driving in the snow, driving on salted roads, and driving on black ice. You drive on black ice up north you slide, you drive on it in Atlanta, you slide. Your geographic location doesn’t matter.

Jan 30, 2014 1:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
mtown_mike wrote:

We had a similar storm here in Iowa last week, we called it Tuesday.

Jan 30, 2014 2:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
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