A couple of inches of snow fell in the area Tuesday afternoon and
evening, making roads treacherous and leading to mid-day school
CNN explains that the timing of the snow might have been a factor in the horrendous
traffic jams that paralyzed the interstates — everyone seemed to be
leaving work and hitting the roads at the same time.
Thousands of people were stuck in traffic for hours, and some had to abandon their cars overnight and seek shelter elsewhere.
Brittany Luiz, a 27-year-old Atlanta resident who works in Sandy
Springs just north of Atlanta, said she spent 10 hours in her car trying
to get home before deciding to spend the night in a Home Depot.
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