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Still icy 'round here

It's Thursday, after we got 4-1/2 inches of snow (measuring the pile on top of my grill) and sleet Sunday night/Monday morning. Those of you from areas that routinely get a couple of feet of wintry stuff can go ahead and sneer, but Atlanta just can't cope with this level of snow. I'm sure there's some incompetence involved, but most if it, I think, is the lack of equipment, and it's just not worth buying plows and stocking salt for a storm that comes along every 5-10 years. (The paper did have an article about GaDOT's sanding efforts that mentioned that all the crews would stop sanding during shift changes, during which time the snow accumulation would get ahead of them never to be beaten back. Comments from those who knew better were "you just don't *do* that! Rotate the shift change and keep the trucks on the road.") So anyway, the major roads are mostly clear, but some side streets are still sheets of ice. Tomorrow should see highs in the 40's, and that should finally end the travel problems.

Schools have been shut all week. Mail got delivered yesterday and today, though I happened to walk out as my mail carrier was approaching and waited by a un-iced spot for him. His truck was in a mostly controlled skid as he came down the hill--he had not been having a very fun day. The newspaper delivered Monday-Wednesday papers on Wednesday, but hasn't gotten today's issue to me yet. My office was closed until today and then opened late, but I elected to work from home anyway. Word is that grocery stores are finally starting to get truck deliveries through--I made it to the Northlake Publix yesterday, looked for chicken pieces to cook for dinner, and they had one package of legs and 2 roasters. Period.

Things should be all better by the weekend...

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mmegaera
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Sounds like Atlanta has more fun with snow than Seattle does -- and that's saying something. I don't ever remember the grocery stores getting low on stock because of a snowstorm.
shrewreader
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
You got mail????

No fair! I've been waiting for a book from paperbackswap for -AGES- and no mail = no book.

*pouts*
nlbarber
Jan. 14th, 2011 06:12 am (UTC)
Better yet, there was a PaperBackSwap book in my stack! *small gloat*
filkferengi
Jan. 21st, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Coming from GaFilk Sunday, let's just say, off-roading is definitely overrated.

At least you had something cool to read. I got plenty of reading done, too, since Someone Else was bogarting the computer for days & days. Reader, I let him live.

What amazed me was how long the ice persisted, even after several days in the 50s.

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