This morning, Atlantans awakened to find the city blanketed with snow. After turning on the news and hearing that the city was virtually immobilized, I grabbed my tape measure and stepped out onto my balcony.
I measured a total of 1-inch of snowfall that had accumulated during the night.
Folks from up North laugh at 1 inch of snow. But that 1 inch has shut the city of Atlanta down. 2,000 flights have been canceled in and out of Atlanta Hartsfield Airport — the busiest airport in the nation.
City government and schools are closed. Highways are closed. Buses and trains are standing still. Banks and grocery stores are closed. If you need gas in your car to get to work: forget it.
Fortunately, that 1 inch of snow didn’t bring down any power lines in my neck of the woods. Thank God for small miracles, I guess.