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Posted 2/11/14 , edited 2/11/14
It's not about the snow, it's the ice. When you have a city like Atlanta that has large amounts of urban sprawl and is simply not equipped to handle iced roads and people do not have practice driving on iced roads and you have a road system that cannot support an entire city at one time then you're bound to have problems.

The reason people stock up is that it can take time (especially in the suburbs) to clear the roads of ice. In the ice storm in 2011 I was stuck in my apartment for 2 weeks and had to walk to the store, even though the highways were clear, I couldn't get out of my complex because it hadn't gotten warm enough for the ice to melt and there were no salt trucks to help out in that area.
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Posted 2/11/14 , edited 2/11/14

LiquidMercury wrote:

It's not about the snow, it's the ice. When you have a city like Atlanta that has large amounts of urban sprawl and is simply not equipped to handle iced roads and people do not have practice driving on iced roads and you have a road system that cannot support an entire city at one time then you're bound to have problems.

The reason people stock up is that it can take time (especially in the suburbs) to clear the roads of ice. In the ice storm in 2011 I was stuck in my apartment for 2 weeks and had to walk to the store, even though the highways were clear, I couldn't get out of my complex because it hadn't gotten warm enough for the ice to melt and there were no salt trucks to help out in that area.


All of what he said is true about the urban sprawl. I live in NE Georgia and drive 75 miles one way to work everyday and the number of cars on the road at ALL times is freaking nuts. But yesterday I stocked up on Diet Coke, good Scotch, toilet paper and some books in case the power goes out from the ice. But the hysteria of some of the people at the grocery store yesterday was for me, free entertainment.
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yaoibabe wrote:

Well I'm about to leave for work and hope it's not bad when coming home tonight.


If you work in Atlanta, here's hoping you have a safe drive there and back.
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i'm next door in SC and it hasn't stopped snowing since wee hours in the morning, can't go to work or anything i hate snow, i hate winter, there's a reason i continue to live in the South despite its bugs -- so i can avoid this kind of thing
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Posted 2/11/14
Man, that sucks for you guys...cali ftw.
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To be honest, I have never seen snow in my life.

How does it feel like ?
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trolloman wrote:

To be honest, I have never seen snow in my life.

How does it feel like ?


Cold, wet and it pisses the cat off.
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People react like that because they're not used to it. But to Northerners, it is pretty humorous. Remember how the East Coast freaked out when there was a tiny little earthquake in Virginia a couple years ago? West Coast be laughing their asses off at us.

I don't think this is abut diminishing the value of the storm in Georgia. It's a big deal for them because they aren't as prepared for it as a Northern state would be. But, just like they aren't used to snow, we aren't used to seeing people get so riled up about 2 inches of snow. It's a novelty for both of us.
Posted 2/11/14
I would rather freeze in -30 degree celsius above the polar circle
than freeze in +3/-3 degree celsius below the polar circle.

North = Dry.
Inland = Dry.
South = Wet.
Shore = Wet.
Dry = Warm.
Wet = Cold.

It's also easier to stick to layers of ice and snow than soapy pavement.
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Posted 2/11/14
Snowing in SC also, these southerners are losing their damn minds. Luckily im a New Yorker and this isnt anything to me
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Oh boy! Another excuse for lazy southerners to do even less.

Imagine if it actually snowed for 2 days!!! and it was more than 2 inches!!!
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Posted 2/11/14
I live in southern Louisiana, and when we had our "wintry mix", it was crazy. My mother was ticked off because she couldn't go anywhere. Most people were pretty mad/sad that they couldn't do too much.
Posted 2/11/14
Don't worry, dude. Your liquor and everything will freeze in time.
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Posted 2/11/14

Bearhand73 wrote:


trolloman wrote:

To be honest, I have never seen snow in my life.

How does it feel like ?


Cold, wet and it pisses the cat off.


But there is something very funny about watching a cat trying to walk in deep fresh snow

Posted 2/11/14
The South will slide again! Bad joke?

I'm from Chicago and people here forget how to drive in the snow every year. It's kind of sad.

There is also the fact that humanity likes to be dramatic.
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