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Tweets that’ll make you glad you’re not in Atlanta today

Tweets that’ll make you glad you’re not in Atlanta today

SNOWJAM 2014: A man stands on the frozen roadway as he waits for traffic to clear along Interstate 75 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Macon, Ga. A winter storm dumped snow and covered parts of the state with ice. Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. Twitter users nicknamed the storm #snowjam, but for thousands of stranded motorists it was no laughing matter. Photo: Associated Press/John Bazemore

Anyone who has been on any social media or spent just 30 seconds watching any cable news channel today has probably seen the startling images coming out of the south. Much of the region was hit with a rare winter storm that snarled traffic, canceled flights, and left thousands of motorists stranded for hours, and in some cases overnight. Few areas were as deadlocked as Atlanta, which is not used to winter weather, and judging by the city’s response (or lack thereof) was totally unprepared for it.

Authorities rescued about 50 schoolchildren in Atlanta, whose buses were stranded overnight on an icy roadway, while hundreds of other students remained sheltered in schools and other locations, their parents unable to reach them after being stuck in an epic traffic snarl that continued for more than 12 hours along the I-75 highway and nearby roadways. Twitter is blowing up with angry motorists and anxious parents, as hashtags including #stranded on 285, #atlsnow and #snowjam2014 trend.

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