It has snowed again in South Town … more global warming.
The South, including the deep South South, has been struck by a massive Winter storm including snow, ice and cold temps. The governors of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee declared states of emergencies. Even Al Gore’s home has been made a Winter Wonderland. (VIDEO). Unlike in the North, many area of the South have little to no provisions for snow removal. Hartsfield Airport in ATL literally paralyzed.
Several inches of snow and freezing rain were expected to make the Monday morning commute for those forced to venture out nearly impossible in parts of the South, including Atlanta, where countless cars were stuck on impassable highways and roads while the world’s busiest airport canceled thousands of flights.
The winter blast rolled across the South on Sunday, coating bridges and roads with snow, sleet and freezing rain and causing at least one death in Louisiana. The governors of Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee declared emergencies and schools and colleges called off classes. Snow and ice had blanketed several cities, including up to 3 inches in parts of Atlanta, which rarely gets so much.
“We don’t have weather events like this,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in an on-air interview with CNN. “I think the amount of snow we’re getting is probably a 10-year event for the city of Atlanta.”
Despite officials imploring people to stay off the roads, interstates around Atlanta were clogged with cars early Monday.
A winter storm bore down on the South on Sunday with ice and snow that made travel dangerous, downed tree limbs and left some without power. Today, the storm is targeting Georgia and the Carolinas.
Snow will blanket a swath from Virginia through northern Georgia westward into Tennessee and Kentucky through tonight. During this time, the heaviest snow will target the southern Appalachians, northern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina and western North Carolina, where snowfall totals could reach half a foot.