Thursday, January 27, 2011

For some of you, these pictures won't mean much as this is a little snowfall to you, but here in Atlanta GA USA this is unusual weather indeed.  The snow started falling at our house around 5:30 PM and within an hour we had 3 inches on the ground; before it stopped snowing we had 5 1/2 inches and then the sleet started.  Along with governors from Alabama, Louisiana, and several other southern states, one of the last acts of Georgia's outgoing governor was to declare most of the state to be in "a state of emergency."

In most areas, school was closed for the entire week while drivers sat in their semis on interstate roads for 24 to 48 hours while they waited for the roads to clear up some.  I saw videos on the news of people using cross country skis to get to stores and work, but I think the best one I saw was of one young gentleman who laced up his ice skates and took of down the middle of Peachtree Street during the height of what is normally the afternoon rush hour traffic.  He was having a grand time as he was the only commuter on the entire road.

Here are a few pictures from around our home.

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