Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Snow Days That Never Were

Ice Skating on Peachtree Street
We've had an unseasonably cold winter here in Atlanta, including some snow.  Considering the rare occurrence of snow in this area, even just a small amount can have quite a profound affect on the city.  As evidenced by the headlines below:

-  The Atlanta Police Department reported a total of 368 accidents on January 11th
-  Closure of all southbound lanes of I-75
-  Most metro Atlanta Walmart stores are closing early Monday January 11th

Seriously, closing a major interstate AND Walmart closing early.  It's almost like the end of the world.

Luckily for me, the snow came in on a Sunday night and I happen to be flying out of town for work on that Sunday afternoon - just a few mere hours before all the flights out of town were cancelled.  I still haven't decided if that was extremely lucky or terribly unlucky.  Regardless, while everyone in Atlanta was enjoying a week of snow days, I was stuck working.  By the time I can back to Atlanta on the Friday after the snow, it was all gone and the city was basically back to normal.  Luckily, TB was part of the group that did get to cash in on a week of snow days and was able to capture the "Snowcapolypse" on film.

The morning after, before the driveway shovelling began

Back porch

View down the street

Attempting to go down the front stairs

Front porch

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