Thirty two years ago Atlanta was paralyzed by a freak afternoon winter storm that shut down traffic in all directions.
Motorists were stranded on every highway in the region, and eventually were forced to abandon their vehicles and set out on foot as the most basic human instinct of all directed them:
Fast forward to 2014. With all of our meteorological technology and instant communication, one would think that a catastrophic event of that magnitude could never happen again.
You would be wrong.
Despite days of warnings, plenty of advance notice, and the ability to INSTANTLY get the message across to everyone, it happened again.
Commuters forced into life and death decisions. Do I remain in the car until it runs out of gas or do I set out on foot to find a warm place to survive?
Those that lived through it in 1982 may have known better.
The new 2014 Snow Jam generation will carry their harrowing tales of misery for years to come.
And the next time someone in the Peach State sees a snowflake, the panic will justifiably commence anew!