A rare snowstorm deep in the heart of Dixieland has stranded thousand of motorist on icy roads overnight and children in schools. More than a few people are pissed off that local resources weren’t tasked earlier and that business and schools did not call a snow day to limit the chaos.
USA Today — The Georgia National Guard was out in force Wednesday to rescue motorists trapped all night in their cars on Atlanta’s icebound freeways from a harsh winter storm that forced many drivers to abandon their cars outright and left children to camp out in their schools. Some commuters pleaded for help via cellphones while still holed up in their cars, while others gave up and trudged miles home. Highways around the nation’s ninth largest metropolitan area were littered with abandoned cars as commuters bailed out, some seeking warmth at shelter at 17 Home Depot that opened their doors to take in wayward motorists.
Police in suburban Atlanta say one of their own helped assist the safe delivery of a baby girl on a gridlocked interstate Tuesday afternoon after snow and ice brought traffic to a crawl.
I’m not trying to be a smart-ass, this is serious and may have led directly to several deaths. But there’s a reason we have state and federal agencies to help people. Unfortunately, this storm happened to hit states run by yahoos who hold government in contempt and this is one predictable consequence.