I'll post some pictures later, but, we are on day 2 of the greatest winter snow Atlanta has seen in a hundred years. Areas of town got from 3-7 inches. Here in Alpharetta, we got about 5 inches. That's the most I've ever seen here. We're clearly not equipped to handle it, though, as the interstates have been variously shut down in spots since Sunday evening.
I was in Norfolk this weekend, scheduled to return yesterday, but changed my flights to return Sunday, ahead of the storm. Normally, a trip on US Air means I will spend the night somewhere involuntarily, but, this time, the travel Gods were with me.
I had changed to leave Charlotte on an 8:25pm flight to Atlanta, arriving around 9:15, about the time the snow was supposed to start. There was a 6pm flight that I hoped to get on, but with my scheduled 4:00pm Newport News departure, I doubted I'd get on it.
Fortunately, although my flight left Newport News about 45 minutes late for Charlotte, that 6pm flight was delayed and I happened to pass by it on my way to my later flight's gate. Lucky for me, another guy had the same thought, got a seat, and I got the last seat! So, I arrived in Atlanta and had my bag and was in my car heading home by 8:15. Unfortunately, the snow had started and at the airport, it was snow and sleet.
Suffice to say, I made it.
Pictures of the snow to follow!