OSU assistant coach Tom Herman was in Atlanta on a recruiting trip, and found himself trapped in the mind-boggling traffic jam that a small amount of snow caused on his way to the airport. Hilarious and amazing.
OT: Buckeye FB coach stranded in apocalyptic Atlanta traffic jam
That apostrophe makes me want to die.
What is your major malfunction, numbnuts?
Their mothers must not have loved them as children.
The funniest part of this to me is that he ended up ditching the car (not before letting National know where he left it) and walking part of the rest of the way (before finding a gas station and a ride for the rest of it) and still managed to get a flight to Dallas all the same. It was only 2.3 inches of snow according to the Weather Channel too. Wow.
There is an inch of snow in ATL right now, I am here right now, and there is just mass chaos. It took 2 hours to drive 8 miles yesterday and basically the entire city is shut down. Reason 7,000 I could never live in the south.
Hopefully everyone is safe though. I know a bunch of people abandoned their cars and got in crashes, so I hope everyone stays safe.
It's easy to point and laugh at how what we here in the North would consider an inconsequential amout of snow can paralyze a Southern city like Atlanta, but it bears mentioning that these are communities whose municipal services are not equipped to handle weather of this type. Take away our fleet of snowplows and salt trucks and we'd probably be similarly helpless.
That said, it's still funny because it's a Buckeye coach.
i live in atlanta but grew up in the midwest - even if you are from the north you would have still had issues - no matter how good of a snow driver you are. from what i saw - the biggest issues were:
1) No Salt or plows
2) Rear wheel drive cars galore (everyone who got stuck had rwd - and would basically be immobile in the middle of busy streets and peolpe would try to go around them, and then also get stuck which led to complete blockage)
3) People were overly cautious to start the day, and went soo slow, that they would get stuck because they had no momentum. Then once those people blocked the road, everyone else lost momentum and would get stuck. Any road with a hill was a disaster since nobody could get up it.
I got through in decent time because i had fwd and a short ride but it was truly a disaster
The first two reasons cause the third, and those first two aren't factor if: You have snow tires and are used to winter driving. I am from Nova Scotia where we get quite a bit of snow (probably not as much as some of you though) and we don't usually see plows and salt trucks until there is at least a few inches of snow on the road (I don't live in the city). If you have a good set of snow tires and know how to drive in the snow, it doesn't matter if you have a RWD, FWD or 4WD you can get around fairly easily in a couple inches of snow. After about 6-8 inches you can start to see issues (around here I mean, where people are used to driving in snow) but anything less and it's business as usualy. I am sitting in my office now and have had patients who have travelled more than 90 km's to see me at we are in the midst of a blizzard.
I think the main issue with the South and snow is simply lack of experience and no winter tires. When we were teenagers we would go to parking lots in the late eveniing and just rip around doing donuts and power turns in the snow and before long, you're a pretty good snow driver.
hell I live in Ann Arbor, and we too only see the plows after a few inches of snow, and a few day:(
Made laugh and glad I'm not the only former goofball teenager. My buddy and I both had Chevettes, and at night we would go to the Kroger parking lot and do simultaneous donuts. We would drive for 2 light poles and then take turns going clockwise or counter clockwise. Or we would do opposite rotations. We thought we were sooo funny and imagined entertaining to people driving by.
Pix or not real.
No pix. This was back in late 80s, back before cell phones with video camera capabilities, lol. I figured the type of car would give that away.
For me it was a volkswagon rabbit and there was nothing like flying through the empty parking lot at high speeds and ripping the emergency brake. At first it was fun to just throw yourself into an uncontrolled spin and carry on until you stopped. After a while though, we began doing that but trying to get ourselves out of the spins as quickly as we could and honestly, it wasn't long before we were really good in the snow.
I remember one saturday morning after a long night of partying I was taking a friend home. We were in the trusty rabbit (that was red and thus called "the red baron" because we claimed so many victims on the highway with that huge 4 cylinder) and driving a little fast for the conditions. It had snowed pretty heavily the night before and we were traveling on a back road to meet up with a main road and the one we were on hadn't been plowed.
The snow was over ice which made it a little greasy, and as we were coming to the stop sign that would join us with the main road we started sliding and it wasn't stopping. Immediately across the road was a house and it looked for a minute that we were going to end up in their livinng room, but as we were sliding into the intersection I sw that the road was centerline bare (plows had already been through the main road) so just as we were nearing the center-line I ripped the emergency brake. The front tires gripped the pavement and the rear spun around until they hit the pavement and we stopped right in the middle of the road.
To that point in the trip we were half asleep, but that woke us up in a real hurry. Good times!
2 inches of snow and RWD should not result in any problems no matter your location (outside of Hawaii) as long as you are a decent to somewhat terrible driver. The only thing you have to do is not put it to the floor when you accelerate.
Having lived in KY for the past 3 years, I do tell my Northern friends/family that while we can still make fun of them the fact of the matter is that their roads, not to mention their road clearing abilities, are simply not built with snow and/or ice in mind.
I'm talking about 100 y/o Oak trees inches from the road on a corner marked 45MPH or raised road surfaces with no shoulders/guardrails which brings new meaning to keep it between the white lines. Every night on the news you hear at least 1 story about someone loosing control and dying, throw snow/ice into the mix and it's game over.
It does matter. RWD doesn't work driving uphill in roads w an inch of ice. I have FWD, but was in the hell yesterday.
whether something is RWD or not. The biggest one is whether the vehicle has snow tires, and I would bet not many people use snow tires in Atlanta. Second is what kind of vehicle it is. Many people would think a truck is better in the snow than a car, but if that truck is RWD I can tell you from experience, they're useless in snow. If you have a car where there is actually some weight over the rear tires you are probably going to be okay and obviously the more weight your vehicle has over those rear tires the better. It's amazing what a difference fwd makes in the snow.
honestly i dont think snow tires make that much of a difference nowadays.. ever since they removed metal studs due to the road damage they caused there is no great avantage to snow tires.. in my opinion they arent worth buying over all-season tires.
i know very few people where i grew up in the snowbelt in ohio that still buy snow tires.
i am telling you, i watched it all go down IN PERSON, it was 75% the RWD. FWD cars were rarely stuck, and when they got stuck it was because people were going so slow in front of them that they had no momentum. People could not get up a single hill on the ice with the RWD, those with FWD (and nobody blocking them) had no issue.
BTW - i am not saying snow tires wouldnt have helped, because obviously they would still help, but i just feel that snow tires are not as common in the north as they used to be, and northern states do not have this problem.
But you and I wouldn't expect the plows out for an inch, and speeds wouldn't drop below 40
middle of all of that yelling "JUST DRIVE 5 MPH SLOWER EVERYTHING IS FINE AAAARGHHH!"
Let me tell you, I would only wish that on Ohio State fans, and probably Michigan State. But no one else!
Sunday evening driving to Grand Rapids the traffic was moving at 40-50 mph on the interstate. The conditions were way worse then, compared to the Atlanta picks he posted.
Yup, drove to Chicago and back from GR on Saturday and the slowest it got was 35 or so in whiteout conditions. (Except for when we had to stop for a few minutes behind a car that had apparently burned to a crisp...)
This coach must have committed a major NCAA violation by doing that. I just know it.
This is one OSU violation I would forgive.
As an Atlanta resident this city is absolutely shut down. I think the key issue isn't the snow, it's that basically all businesses, schools, and govt offices released people between 12-2 pm (far too late IMHO). This flooded roads and caused zombie apocalyptic like conditions. It took me personally 3 hours to drive 8 miles! Usually takes no more than 20 minutes to get home.
I would have parked the car and walked.
We had something similar to that happen in Raleigh, NC about 10 years ago. Schools released at 1 o'clock and I didn't get off the bus until midnight. It was normally a 20 minute drive at its worst.
In the mornings on my way to work, I drive my small car through snow drifts and blowing snow while eating a bagel and drinking orange juice.
which is why I've got a 4WD SUV with low-range gearing if I need it. I've never been stuck once, and I love driving past people who can't get up small hills in their 2WD vehicles.
I've got a good friend who lives and works in ATL, and she sent me this email:
"I did not look at this video as I know plenty more stories as bad or worse. We were let go at work yesterday at noon as it was starting to snow and the forecast predicted more snow and very cold. I got home ok but some of my coworkers did not fare as well. The other gal I work with had to abandon her car and run six miles to get home. She got home at 4:30. I was just talking to another man I work with- he had a harrowing 8.5 hour trip home. Another woman i work with was hit by a car spinning wildly out of control.
Does your bagel get cold?
I was born and raised in Atlanta and, honestly, this never happened to this extent when i was growing up. Sure, there was mass hysteria when snowfall of more than an inch was forecast, and people would make a run on bottled water and generators, but people also seemed sensible enough (for the most part) to not go out.
I have no idea what people were thinking. My guess? Dumbass northerners who don't recognize the fact that Atlanta has VERY few resources to deal with stuff like this. They send out SAND trucks. If they need salt, they have to get it from the far northern counties (well outside the metro Atlanta area) or from Tennessee (Chattanooga, usually). Add the fact that Atlanta, being in the Piedmont region of the Appalachians, is VERY hilly. Snow/ice + hills - salt = recipe for disaster.
Did I mention clueless mayor/public officials and businesses? Yeah, those too.
Are they still using sand in the northern Lower Peninsula? If not, it was used for generations, and they will typically get a tiny bit more snow than Atlanta.
Should be, you normally see the sand showing up towards the end of the season when they've spread all the salt and do not have the budget to buy more.
I live in a snowy city in the North, so I'm having trouble grasping exactly what is causing day-long traffic jams with like 2 inches of snow.
Anyone's car can drive in 2" of snow so why wasn't anyone moving? Accidents that couldn't be cleared? I don't understand
combination of factors.
- Atlanta and surrounding counties do not have fleets of snow plows
- They generally did not stock road salt when i lived there, and usually spread SAND, or sometimes a combination of sand/salt. Sand provides a little traction, but doesn't do anything to melt snow or ice.
- Atlanta is very hilly. This was the key reason why i never drove anywhere when it snowed or sleeted. I've witnessed way too many cars sliding off roads, down hills, into ditches, into other cars, through intersections.
- The weather tends to be such that it gets just warm enough to melts the snow/ice during the day, then freeze it all back into black ice overnight, causing more mayhem the following morning.
As a current resident of Texas, we have pretty much the same problems here. They aren't equipped to handle the snow/ice because they don't get it enough for it to be worth having. Usually they just shut everything down because they know these idiot drivers don't know how to handle a little snow.
I think everybody is so used to S-E-C Speed that they couldn't handle the slowdown, grind-it-out style of Northern Driving.
we have a winner; pack it up boys....
The thread is over
is that the South is the birthplace of a lot of NASCAR drivers (or so I'm told) who are known for driving skills. Yes, different skills...but still.
I'm not a NASCAR fan, but I would totally watch a NASCAR race in slightly snowy conditions. Or maybe even the Tennessee Volunteers playing on a NASCAR track infield under snowy conditions.
Funny stuff from Herman. Also, wife is pretty hot.
Yeah, his wife is hot. Dude's a closer.
I live in the metro Atlanta area and damn near every road is either closed or jam packed. I had to drive 2 miles to get home from a friends place yesterday and it took me 3 hours to finally pull in to my neighborhood.
- I live about 6 miles from work and it took me close to 7 hours to get home. I fiinally had to park my car in a subdivision about a mile from my house and walk the remaining route last night.
- Media is saying that when the snow started around noon or so, the temp was right around freezing and quickly dropped which caused everything to ice over.
- In addition, all of the schools announced mid-day that they were closing early...which means parents have to leave early to get the kids...and it snowballed from there. I saw one headline that said "this is what happens when 5.5 million people all get released and hit the streets in about 90 minutes."
- Once that happened, the salt trucks were rendered useless because they couldn't get around.
- Per the commenter above, Atlanta is very hilly. I found out last night that the cause of the delay on my route was a Coke truck that couldn't make it up the hill started sliding backwards and then jack-knifed.
from the series of tweets by the stuck coach has to be this one
Come on people, those roads are fine! Not worthy of a 19 hour traffic jam. Yeesh.
That picture is very helpful - it isn'ta 6 foot deep blizzard from Orchard Park, NY (just south of Buffalo, NY) but a perfect confluence of stuff:
1. Heavy traffic everyday without any bad weather. A lot people there have hour to two hour commutes without snow and rush hour is usually spread out over 2-4 hours, not everyone at once in a jailbreak.
2. Little equipment and preparation for a ice/snow storm. In places where heavy snow storms are expected everybody even stores have their own gear. I lived in Buffalo for 10 years, and the large grocery store chains there (Wegman's and Tops, like Krogers here) all had their own mounds of KCL, sand and their own front loader prepositioned just to deal with their private parking lots.
3. Poor planning (some news reports point out there was a lot of warning) - can't 'grease' someone's palm to make it stop snowing. The objective evidence of poor municipal function really come out.
4. Less capable bad weather driving skills - even transplants forget if they get out of practice. Look at Southern Callifornia where RAIN making the coefficient of friction to decrease a bit leads to warnings to be issued.
5. Hilly roads - gravity is the universal law.
6. A touch of mass hysteria. Everyone trying to run home, pick up their kids, buy milk, batteries, generators, shotgun shells before the world ends.
So what happens when the roads clear up but 1/4 of the abandoned cars, including Herman's, are still on the road. Drivers have to weave in and out of parked cars on the highway? I doubt everyone that abandoned their cars will come back at the same time and make this easy.
Hopefully so. If not, then wow that'll be chaotic.
True, I don't know why I didn't even think about that. I guess I just imagined it was at an absoluate standstill with no way of moving even to change lanes. You're probably right.
I can assure you they didn't. They just leave them wherever and disappear. I often wonder where these drivers disappear to !!??!!
Some clarification on this traffic:
Around 10:30 am snow flurries began to fall
At about 11:30-12:00 snow began to fall at a decent pace.
Sometime around 12:00-12:30 all works and schools canceled, which means a city of 6-7 million trying to come home at once.
Nobody outside of law enforcement has any sort of cold weather gear for their cars, and many if not most, have never experienced driving in something like this.
By about 2:30-3:00 the snow had frozen on the roads, and literally everything was ice across the whole city.
The reason the interstates were so backed up was because in several key spots school buses and tractor-trailers had broken down and blocked the highway.
Atlanta traffic is very bad as it is, and the ice and snow didn't help. this wasn't the fluffy powdery stuff that is easy to drive through.
People that say why Isn't ATL prepared for this... Of course they aren't!!!! This happens like once every 5 or 6 years (maybe)!
Close to driving on ice (I'm a high school student). After my 10 min drive home from school took 2 hours, my friend and I went out and pushed cars up the hill near my house for about 4 hours.
Everyone got on the roads within about an hour. That was the issue. Met so many people that just pulled their cars over or Parked in shopping centers and just walked it.
Of a problem of ineptitude as it was pure numbers of cars on the icy roads.
You northerners have no right to judge us on events that happen once every 5 years!!! That's why the weather is called extreme!!
C'mon, judging people unfairly is what the internet is for. Sheesh.
This should not perplex an advanced society.
You northerners have no right to judge us on events that happen once every 5 years!!!
Yes we do. Southerners always brag about what great weather they have, and how glad they are to not have to live in the Rust Belt and the cold weather, and what suckers northerners are for not being clever enough to move down south. This is just the flip side of the coin.
I read the link and all I took away was that Herman would be hired at PSU by Franklin!
Why would you need a fleet of plow trucks with salt for 2 inches of snow? My road almost never gets plowed, I live at the bottom of a hill that Ts at the bottom because of the lake. I went out and got beer in the middle of the recent storm. I get that they are not used to these conditions but you don't need a fleet of plow trucks when there is only 2 inches of snow.
Is there ice too? Ice is a different story although I still made it up my very steep hill with 6 inches of snow covering ice but I am used to this as I have lived at my current house for 7 years and most of my life in Michigan. Still I look at the pictures and can't help but laugh a little. Stay safe southerners!
I thought my 15-hour traffic-filled drive (it's supposed to take 10) from TN to FL was bad last month but this would be nuts.
If there is one thing The Walking Dead taught me it is avoid Atlanta in the event of zombie/snow apocalypse.
Spencer Hall broke down 'hothlanta' on edsbs
lol at the hothlanta and freaznik references
EDSBS is right. Traffic in Atlanta sucks on a good day and most people here have no idea how to drive in a little snow.
Still, city and state officials should take a lot of blame for this. They should have coordinated school transport, encouraged businesses to wait to send home workers and released government workers after private sector folks had time to get out of the city. They should have had their newly-purchased salt trucks out ahead of the snow to get a little salt down in advance.
Personally, as a Michigan born and bred driver (who took drivers education in a Michigan January, ferchristsake), I had a hard time understanding the traffic jams. I drove my two-seat, rear-wheel-drive, sports car home yesterday on side streets that were a little wet and slushy, but not too bad. The main roads were gridlocked and barely moving. My 20 minute drive took two hours, but at least I got home. I really feel bad for people who spent the night on the interstates.
The worst part is that this will all happen again the next time Atlanta gets snow.
There's apparently people that have been stuck in their cars for literally overy 19 hours with no food or water... how is that even possible? They could walk 30 miles in 19 hours...
They just stopped. Right in the middle of the highway, they just gave up. I probably dodged 130 or more that had just turned their car off and just sat there. I kept going. Thought that if I stopped, I too would still be sitting there.
To be honest, I've never been as scared as I was last night. More then a dozen times 18 wheelers, barely missed me while jack knifing out of control! I was behind a semi that couldn't make it up a hill and began sliding backward at me! Scared the hell out of me. I was so lucky to get out of the way as it slid by. I can't believe it missed everyone. Wow! What a night!
Wait - who is he down there recruiting? Shouldn't the Umich coaches get on this?
Both our Roswell and Atlanta offices are closed today and they were both closed yesterday. Can't help but LOL @ all those people. Welcome to our world 4/12 months.
I live about 20 minutes south of Atlanta...
It's not the weather that has everything paralyzed, it is our complete lack of any sort of capacity to deal with it. Our game plan is basically wait until everything melts and goes away.
And the biggest problem (aside from the fact that everyone got on the roads at the same time and we have no salt / sand trucks or plows and it is hilly) is that everything iced over almost immediately.
But yeah, the average southern driver has no ability to deal with this even without the ice.
I am also a transplanted Michigander living in the South( Tri-cities Tenn.) I live 10 mins. From home and have had to spend an hour or better trying to get home, because these idiots have no clue how to drive in a tiny bit of snow. They're not smart enough to slow down when it starts to snow, they just panic. Many times they just abandon their cars. They literally leave them in the middle of the road because they're scared. It drives me crazy. If you can't drive in snow stay home. I can, I don't want to have to deal with you !!!! In all fairness they suck driving in good weather too, but at the first flurry...look out. I feel better now. Deep breath, deep breath.
I'm actually originally from California and never had snow really until I lived here in Richmond but the ones I love are the BMW owners, they feel that they have technology over everyone and haul ass not having a clue that they drive RWD cars and I count multiple bmws wrecked every time it snows. They either drive way to fast or really slow in the safest lanes to drive a little faster in. It's a mess I mostly stay home when it snows now here, you life is in the hands of the confederates here in the snow.
These higher performance cars often come with summer performance tires; or something less than winter capable. If you live in the south, you can use these tires to great effect 360 days of the year. But when there is ANY snow on the road - and I mean ANY - you might as well spread water on the road, freeze it, and cover it with butter, because in cold and snow, summer performance tires are horrible. They even come with warnings about this (like not for use under 40 degrees) which most people ignore because tires. And more and more cars come with them - especially higher performance BMWs. Heck, even on SUVs and AWD crossovers.
Now, there is nothing wrong with these tires, but you should change them out when winter weather hits and use your all-seasons. But few do this because $$$. And there really isn't much winter in the south to justify it; it's impractical. And that is assuming folks even have a clue what tires are on their leased car in the first place...
I know of what I speak. I lived in Michigan from birth to 30 years. I now live in North Carolina, and have for several years. I also drive a rear-drive performance car that came standard with summer performance tires. For one day each year - sometime two or three - I drive our truck. And stay off the roads as much as possible because drivers down here suck when it's dry, let alone when it rains or, gasp, snows!
is why Urban sends his coaches to recruit in Atlanta and why Hoke doesn't; we've got some ballers down here, especially in the suburbs.
Anyway, LOL at Northerners who think we're ignorant hicks who can't handle a little snow. For one thing, most of the people I share this city with are, unlike me, from somewhere else. A lot of them are from places like the Midwest and the Northeast where, guess what, they have winters like this. A lot of those folks (like me) know how to drive in these conditions when they have the space to do it. But when you put 5 million-plus drivers on the road at the same time in a city known for gridlocked roadways in GOOD conditions while a snowstorm is moving through...you're gonna have a bad time. The congestion is what killed the city, not the accumulation. The accumulation made the congestion unrecoverable. The congestion occurred because the civic and commercial authorities (government and businesses) did a lousy job managing the population/workforce from the start.
I left work at my normal time, 5 o'clock, to wait for the congestion to clear. Luckily on my route home I didn't run into the worst of it. I did run out of gas, conveniently across the street from a gas station. I was able to refuel completely a mile or so down the road and then made it home about an hour later than I usually do (I'm about 25 miles from work where I live and it's typically an hour to an hour and a half one way). I don't have an SUV like everyone else in this city...I have a (slightly) modified Nissan Cube with new-ish Michelin tires and MAYBE 100hp atw. But it's a torquey engine and after nearly two years behind the wheel I know how it drives and more importantly I know how to drive taking conditions into consideration. I never lost grip or traction and was able to switch lanes when I needed to without swerving into a guardrail or a ditch.
Usually we get lucky and the snow that we get hits in the afternoon hours or overnight...as rare as getting snow at all is here, it is rarer still for it to hit smack-dab in the middle of the business day.
We delivered the Bomb.
Your city is just full of stupid drivers.
You don't need salt or sand for that little snow.
It's ok I live in Maryland now and there are just as many idiot drivers here....mostly from the South
Our fearless governor who's inaction accelerated this mess, IS a hick. Press conference of national interest and he's saying "winduh", "tomorruh", and "y'all" multiple times like a backwoods retard. Enunciate your words moron.
Spell your words properly MORAN!
I like how southerners including the some of the guys that write for EDSBS and Gizmodo are so sensitive about the traffic. No matter how you explain the circumstances the whole situation was rather pathetic and helpless.
And the state is shut down right down. All roads closed and travel at your own risk...For 3 inches of snow!!! There's accidents like crazy and a couple fatalities.
If there were 100,000 people stuck in the traffic jam, I feel sorry for 99,999 of them.
They use brine around here instead of salt. The thing is, if it's not wet, it doesn't work. So they spread it out, then we get a dry snow, and all the cars pack it into a nice skating rink.
close school at a chance of snow and don't open them until every single street is clear. Even if its 1 inch of snow. It's a joke, its snowed last week 2 inches and 3 inches this week, my sons school was closed all but 1 day in 2 weeks.
Many people spent the night in their cars on the expressway. My son was on the surface streets and was stuck for 6 hours. People opened up their homes to stranded strangers, brought our hot chocolate, etc. He had a warm place to stay; many did not.
So tat's what they mean when they say "southern hospitality". Seriously, that's pretty awesome. I live in a small town (30,000 people) and you would never see that happen here, at least not on a wide scale. Maybe a few people would be that kind, but not very many for sure.
My road doesnt get plowed when we get a foot of snow and we can get through all right with out even 4 wheel drive
Same thing happened in DC a few years ago. The problem then was a snow that hit just before rush hour and then the temp dropped enough to create ice everywhere. I was in a 4x4 Silverado, which did less than you'd think b/c of everyone in front of me. I'll never forget the vision of a city bus sliding sideways across the intersection. Bottom line is that it takes very, very little in cities like Atlanta and Washington to jam things up. All it takes is a few people who lose their minds, slide down a hill or simply stop at the wrong time.
Last summer it took me an hours and 1/2 to go 20 blocks one day because of the combination of a Nats game, Wizzards game and cherry blossoms. You may recall that the Nats games was delayed 1/2 hour b/c the umpires were stuck in traffic.
Heck the first day we go to Eastern Standard time screws up traffic as people are suddenly commuting in the dark.
All that said, southern drivers suck if they're not making lefts around an oval.
I was in the gridlock on I-75 last night for 12 hours, didn't make it home yesterday. Abandoned my car when the exit I was trying to take had a 6 car pileup. Walked the rest of the way to my mom's house. From work to my mom's house was 6 miles. Had I tried to make it the additional 6 miles to my own house, I'd have been stuck until around noon today.
The real issue was not so much the weather, but that every school, business, govt entity all shut down at the same time, and the mass exodus of people vastly exceeded the capacity of the roads. Couple that with inevitable accidents from cars spinning out and otherwise not knowing how to drive in ice and snow, and we had a logjam that was so dense none of the emergency vehicles were able to navigate through to respond and keep the lanes clear.
The result was an unmitigated disaster, but the weather was more of a catalyst than the primary cause.
It took me 18 hours to get from Alpharetta to the airport. It was like a seen from an apocalyptic movie. 18 hours of pure hell. But God took care of me and I pray for all who's life was interrupted with this mess!
Yet another post crowded with Northern imbeciles! Still talking about "a few inches of snow" when smart people have already concluded that the ICE (both on the roads and -- admittedly -- on the brains of local/state leaders) is the real problem. But this is precisely why I took the liberty of compiling the following recent news headlines. For all the enlightened Northern snow pro's, I wanted to highlight just how “inferior” and “incompetent” we Southerners are when it comes to driving in icy and snowy conditions. Feast your eyes, my friends, as you see these Southerners-who-can’t-drive-in-snow sliding all over the roads and mangling vehicles like they were plastic Tonka toys!
Sad stories, but when you take a look at them, the great idiocy unfolds in your skewed Northern superiority ideologies.
Intelligent Southerner You Love to Hate
P.S. In case you missed the joke, these stories and images are of YOU! The Northern and Midwestern people so highly skilled in driving on ice...you people who can "handle" a little bit of snow. (Note that none of the images feature several feet of snow, but rather about the same amount -- or less -- than we got in Atlanta this week.)
Well, this cheesy site didn't like the links I was trying to post. Maybe if I share just a few at a time...
Michigan Snow, Ice Cause Hundreds of Crashes, 1 Death
New York Car Pile-Up Latest in Series of Icy Crashes (Dec. 9, 2013)
Black Ice Causes 21-Car Pileup in Brooklyn: NYPD (Dec. 18, 2013)
Northeast Snow Triggers Accidents in Pennsylvania
All up and down the eastern sea board...all up in the Midwest. Dagnamit, why can't these "Southerners" hold it in da road?!?!
NJ Roads Turn Icy; Fatal Crash in Pine Hill
Winter weather returns to central Maine
Storm drops fresh snow making roads slippery as colder weather approaches