I was in Atlanta for the beginning of 2010 for six weeks. Some of you who live in the area might remember the ice storm that hit that year. I am accustomed to driving in the ice and snow, so my Ram 4x4 had no issues, but boy-o-boy did others. I have never laughed so hard. Atlanta rarely ever sees snow or ice so when they do many residents have no clue how to react, let alone drive on it. I saw multiple drivers get out of their vehicles while the vehicle was stopped in the middle of the road and walk around it shrugging their shoulders and throwing their hands up in the air. The cars could not move (or atleast the drivers didn’t know how to drive on the slick surfaces). I had to leave the freeway and take the city streets bc the freeway was a complete traffic jam.
Long story short, I have never seen individuals act the way these drivers did. It just goes to show that not everyone has experience with this kind of weather and it makes people do odd things when they are not accustomed to it.
Currently I live in NW Arkansas. The temps have fallen to single digit and teen temperatures over the last couple of days. We had a few flurries the other night and they closed the schools on Friday. I can only assume that we have a new superintendent that is not from around here. The roads had very little snow on them, if any at all. I was stunned that the had canceled school for this dandruff. Usually it takes atleast 6 inches of snow or 1/2" of ice before the schools close.