Traffic moved slowly around the Courthouse Square last Tuesday after
snow blanketed the roadways causing traffic nightmares for everyone
By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
the snowfall last Tuesday you would think that something that beautiful
couldn’t possibly cause any problems.
definitely not the case as most of the south was caught in a traffic nightmare
that just wouldn’t go away.
businesses all over the south started closing before noon and by early
afternoon it was apparent that Mother Nature was definitely going to win this
commutes became three hours or more and in cities like Atlanta and Birmingham
commutes became overnight horror stories for many.
was dismissed at noon but no bus service was provided which left many parents
trying to get to their children while the Dade County Sheriff’s Department
transported other students home.
everyone did get home safely but that was not the case in many other areas
around the south as many students spent the night at school and in a few
isolated cases two nights.
Even the Gulf
Coast was not spared as many areas along the gulf reported white beaches from
the snow and not from the sand.
hovered around zero for several nights so melting was very slow. Only areas
getting a lot of sun saw the white stuff go away.
Schools as well as most of the schools in the tri–state area remained closed
for the remainder of the week but the good news was since Governor Nathan Deal
declared a State of Emergency those three days will not have to be made up.
Much of the
talk late last week was of another pending snowstorm for this week but as of
early Monday most of the chances of snow had been completely taken out of the
forecast for this week.
certainly good news for those who had to deal with the mess it caused last week
as no one seems to be anxious for a repeat any time soon.