There’s no official confirmation of a zombie apocalypse and we here at E3 Spark Plugs are pretty sure the Biblical rapture hasn’t taken place. But the roadways in Atlanta sure look like a scene out of a post-apocalyptic movie.
The wild weather dubbed “Snowmageddon” has hit a few Southern states that typically are not as prone to the white stuff as are our Northern neighbors. Case in point – At the time of our writing this blog entry, Atlanta’s Tuesday afternoon rush hour is now in its 22nd hour. Yep, you read that right. Twenty two hours of an epic gridlock of vehicles on the highway. Hope you brought a good book.
In what’s being called historic transportation dysfunction, Atlanta’s roadway infrastructure is failing miserably to withstand the effects of winter storms. As a result, drivers and passengers by the hundreds have abandoned their cars and trucks right there on the highways and byways, many of them spending last night sleeping in churches, high school gyms and even grocery store aisles. These include busloads of students who have yet to make it home from yesterday’s school day. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is sending out the National Guard and urging everyone to stay off the roads.
Unfortunately, the good people of Alabama, where jackknifed 18-wheelers are littering Interstate 65, aren’t faring much better. Nor are those in Florida’s panhandle or South Louisiana, where ice has shut down multiple bridges and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, one of the world’s longest spans.
If you live in one of the areas hit by uncharacteristically snowy or icy conditions, E3 Spark Plugs offers a few tips:
From all of us here at E3 Spark Plugs, stay warm and safe.