Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Atlanta Snowcation 2014

Me playing in the snow on Wednesday

On Tuesday around noon, snow started falling in Atlanta. I was at work, but finished up work early so that I could head home before the weather got too bad. My college canceled classes for the day so I didn't have to worry about my evening class either.





Little did I know, I had just avoided an epic winter weather disaster that occurred Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. The roads weren't prepared for the snow or ice and long story short, the 1.1 million people in the city of Atlanta all headed home around the same time on Tuesday afternoon when snow had already started sticking to the ground. It was a recipe for a nightmare. The traffic on highways started pilling up all around the Metro Atlanta area and since cars and trucks couldn't move on the ice…many people were stranded on highways and in their cars overnight.





So…that's what's been happening in ATL. The break from school was much needed and I've been spending the time doing some of my favorite things - cooking, writing, eating, yoga, watching every news report regarding this weather situation, and doing work for my company. It's been a strange few days that I'm calling my "snowcation."

I'm grateful that there were few fatalities and that things are starting to get back to normal.



12 comments:

  1. Omg, jealous of your snow day! All we got here in CA was a tiny bit of rain.

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  2. I was happy to see it snow until I was one of the many stuck in it and couldn't get home lol. I had to camp out at Kroger then made to my aunt's house earlier today.

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  3. This "Snowcation" Literally couldn't have come at a better time. SO glad you've had a good time!

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  4. My little one loves school so everytime that there's a snow day she pouts for a few hours. Ha-ha...I'm certain that this phase won't last too much longer!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  5. I have heard about this flash snow/ice that has wreaked havoc on some parts of the states... so many people stranded... so many accidents. I am glad to hear you are okay... a snowcation sounds good to me... as long as no one gets hurt :)

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  6. Ohh, stay safe and warm. I saw how some little ones were stranded at the schools and hand to spend the night. We had that weather a few weeks back and after the first few days I was over it. Glad you are able to make the best of it.

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  7. People who live in snow country can't believe Atlanta shut down!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  8. I saw Atlanta on the news I cannot believe all the snow you all got!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  9. Hello from Spain: I see a lot of snow in Atlanta. I am happy that there are no deaths. Keep in touch

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  10. Glad you were home safe, I saw video footage on the news and I couldn't believe how people had to abandon their cars!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  11. So glad that you weren't caught in the middle of all of the craziness! I thought about you when I saw all of that on the news. I managed to take a little snowcation myself... Aren't they they best?!

    XX, SS || seersuckersass.blogspot.com

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  12. Glad you were safe! That was such a disaster. I hope the Department of Transportation or whoever was responsible learns from their mistakes.

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