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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:54 PM   #23981
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Snow is more drivable to me than frozen wet carriageway
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #23982
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All I know is, that traffic isn't going anywhere. Seems to be a mix of snow and sleet/rain (something not white )

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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #23983
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Old January 28th, 2014, 10:59 PM   #23984
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Keoki, play with this: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-...storm-20140127
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:18 PM   #23985
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Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm

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Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said.

High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames," the force said in a statement.

One cow was treated for burns, a police spokesman added.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #23986
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:21 PM   #23987
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #23988
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I laughed out loud. Literally.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:27 PM   #23989
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #23990
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:52 PM   #23991
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And not a single **** was given by the driver...
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Old January 29th, 2014, 02:27 AM   #23992
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Snow in Atlanta = chaos
In the northern part of Atlanta State Route 400, I-75, I-85, I-285 and I-575 are parking lots. I-75, I-85 due to crashes, I-575 and I-285 due to crashes on earlier mentioned roads and SR-400 for no specific reasonother than the weather. The last one looks like this for well over 10 miles:


Multiple crashes on I-75 caused huge delays > 3 hours




Which lead to illegal use of the hard shoulder. This is looking southbound on I-75 near the split with I-575 (the viaduct with cars ahead). This was 4,5 miles away from the crash. About 10 minutes after I took the PrintScreen from http://www.511ga.org/ the hard shoulder was also backed up with traffic.


This is what the widest highway in the Atlanta metro area looks like. I-75 just north of I-285. This is due to a crash near the exit with State Route 120. 4/6 northbound lanes are closed there.



The nothern part however, was the luckiest part of Atlanta weather-wise, since they had snow and less/no sleet. The southern part was basically screwed:

7 cars and 1 truck in the barrier on State Route 154 (eastbound)

Well this should've been a fun day for anyone commuting in Atlanta

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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:33 AM   #23993
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Oh my god it's 3:30 am and Atlanta is still gridlocked

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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:36 AM   #23994
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From those images I see that they had just a few cm (inches) of snow. Look what we had in southern part of Romania this days:

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Old January 29th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #23995
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A few things to note about Atlanta though;

* metro area with over 5 million people
* area not used to significant snow / ice events
* area with an incredible amount of lane miles to plow
* area with extremely high traffic volumes
* area with few equipment to remove snow and treat roads
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Old January 29th, 2014, 04:06 PM   #23996
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And, the Weather Channel (which is based there) keeps pointing out this morning, actually quite hilly. Which doesn't help. Apparently, businesses and schools and so on didn't close yesterday morning despite the weather warnings, but let everyone out at midday when it started to get bad. Which means what equipment there is in that area (not as much as you'd have in, say, Chicago; or Philadelphia) was trying to work in traffic. Not good.

The day of our 14-inch snowfall last week, we had the same timing. It was a nasty all-afternoon rush hour and they couldn't do much until it cleared.

Plenty of political finger-pointing going on in Georgia today, apparently.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 05:49 PM   #23997
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About atlanta: seems like some people chose to abandon their car. On I-285 east of Cham-Dunwoody there's a van parked on the shoulder that has snow all over it.

And then just a bit west of the exit at Cham-Dunwoody:

What the hell

Also, apparently, a woman actually gave birth in the traffic jam last afternoon/night
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Old January 29th, 2014, 06:49 PM   #23998
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Wow, Tbilisi Atlanta is still gridlocked as of now. But not as bad as yesterday was.

I also got a chaos in my brain, as I know both Tbilisi and Atlanta are the capitals of Georgia, but there are two Georgias out there...
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Old January 29th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #23999
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Just a car in Bucharest...

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Old January 29th, 2014, 07:05 PM   #24000
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What is the highest sommer and lowest winter temperature in Bucharest ever?
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