Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow in Georgia!

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!

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