Commuters in Atlanta have had to face what some are saying has been the worst day of their lives. Hundreds of vehicles have been abandoned and others still occupied by their drivers, even after over 10 hours or more of waiting, making Atlanta look eerily apocalyptic.
The entire State of Georgia has been declared in a state of emergency since late Tuesday afternoon, as well as Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina. Winter Storm Leon brought over 2 inches of snow to Atlanta, which may not be a lot to some, but more than us Southerners can handle – especially after the roads have iced.
Thousands of students were forced to sleep at their schools, while hundreds of drivers were stuck in their cars. Candace Bazemore said in an email, “I just finished listening to ‘The Hunger Games’ audible book, played all my lives on Candy Crush, met 10 people in various cars and watched the same policeman save four people.”
In other news, a woman gave birth to a baby girl while stranded in her vehicle on I-285. According to the Sandy Springs Police Department, the family was near Riverside Drive as and when the mother went into labor.
With over 900 accidents and over 100 injuries, Atlanta is still trying to deal with the overwhelmingly icy road conditions.