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New Orleans merry Bourbon Street in the French Quarter was oddly quiet as brass bands and other street performers stayed indoors.
Savannah had 3.6 inches of snow in December 1989, a dusting of 0.2 inches in February 1996 and 0.9 inches in February 2010.
The rare Southern winter storm dropped more than 3 inches of snow in some areas of north Georgia, while 2.3 inches were recorded at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, said National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Willis.
long as you went slowly, the roads were OK, she said.
In Atlanta, the gridlock was so bad, a baby girl was delivered alongside Interstate 285, said Capt. Steve Rose, a spokesman for Sandy Springs police in suburban north Atlanta. He said an officer made it to the mother and her husband in time to help with the delivery, which he described as There were no complications and the family was taken to a hospital.
In Tennessee Sevier County, some buses turned around as road conditions worsened and brought the children back to school. Numerous students were stranded in Georgia Cobb County in suburban Atlanta, said school district spokesman Jay Dillon. Bus drivers spent hours trying to ferry students home after they were dismissed two hours early, he said. as their parents struggled through the gridlock to get them.
driving was nearly impossible.
Webster spent about four hours crawling in her car along Interstate 75 northbound from Midtown Atlanta to Marietta think we were going maybe 2 miles per hour, she said before deciding to park at a local grocery store and walk. Hoofing it the remaining half mile home turned out to be the highlight of her commute.
understand they don have the equipment to prepare the roads, she said. Her husband added: the experience. Atlanta statues of civil rights heroes, and snowplows that rarely leave the garage rolled out onto the city streets. They didn seem to do much good. Officials said many of the trucks couldn move through clogged roads. And for commuters unaccustomed to snow slicked roads, Nike Flyknit Racer 2012
Highways surrounding the city that rarely sees snow were converted into treacherous paths of ice Tuesday, causing hundreds of cars to slide off the road, slam into each other, or crawl bumper to bumper in gridlock. Children were stranded at schools with their teachers, while Gov. Nathan Deal made a late night announcement that he would send state troopers to rescue them.
In Savannah, residents braced for a winter whiplash, barely 24 hours after the coastal city hit a T shirt friendly 73 degrees. Less than a quarter inch of ice and up to an inch of snow were possible in a city that has seen very little snow on its manicured squares in the past 25 years.
died in an accident in Alabama.
Meanwhile, in the Midwest, dangerous cold continued to grip the region even as the storm moved south. Many schools closed for the second straight day. In Minnesota, forecasters said wind chills could reach 35 to 50 degrees below zero.
Lee and Virginia Holt of Wayne, Pa., walked into Cafe du Monde a New Orleans landmark known for its beignets and cafe au lait after finding the National World War II Museum closed because of the weather.
Webster was thankful that she and her son had food and snacks stored in the car, and said she think twice before griping over another 45 minute commute.
were out, we were stretching our legs we were moving faster than all of the stopped cars, she said. could see an end in sight. the Gulf Shores beaches in Alabama, icicles hung from palm trees. Hundreds of students in the northeastern part of the state faced spending the night in gyms or classrooms because the roads were too icy.
At Oak Mountain Intermediate School near Birmingham, Ala., principal Pat LeQuier said about 230 of the school fourth and fifth graders and nearly all teachers and staff members were still on campus by late afternoon, and some could wind up spending the night since parents were stuck in traffic or at work.
Winter storm socks the Deep South with snow
The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency. Four people were killed in a Mississippi mobile home fire blamed on a space heater.
are in the front office playing bingo and eating snacks, she said. just enjoying the night until they get here. 40 teachers and other school employees planned to spend the night rather than risk the dangerous ride home, Williams said.
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have a toasty building, a fully stocked kitchen, and I not worried, LeQuier said.
What would have been a 45 minute commute on a typical day in Atlanta turned into a more than five hour journey for Lisa Webster, who is five months pregnant and was travelling with her screaming 16 month old son.
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In Atlanta, cars were packed bumper to bumper, green lights came and went and traffic didn move an inch, said Mary McEneaney, whose typical 20 minute trip took three hours Tuesday. She decided to take side streets and, when necessary, shifted into lower gear because of the slippery conditions.
Deal said state and local officials also would try to rescue those stranded along highways that were at a standstill even close to midnight.
Traffic inches along the connector of Interstate 75 and 85 as snow blankets Metro Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2014 as seen from the Pryor Street overpass. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is preparing to declare a state of emergency as a winter storm coats the region with snow and ice. State transportation officials said a mass of commuters leaving downtown Atlanta at once created traffic jams on interstates and surface streets. ()ATLANTA The mad rush began at the first sight of snow: Across the Atlanta area, schools let out early and commuters left for home after lunch, instantly creating gridlock so severe that security guards and doormen took to the streets to direct cars amid a cacophony of blaring horns.
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