Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Will Charlotte, Raleigh, North Carolina Be The Next Atlanta?

As that huge ice and snowstorm continues to blast the Southeast, the latest trouble spot seems to North Carolina.
In this image from @wxbrad via Twitter,
traffic is backing up in Charlotte, N.C. and
some people are abandoning cars.  

It's beginning to look like cities like Charlotte and Raleigh might be the next Atlanta. We'll see.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday,  The Weather Channel and other media outlets were reporting major traffic backups as people in those bigger North Carolina cities try to get out of work and get home before the worst of the storm hits.

Only problem is, the storm HAS hit.

North Carolina is beginning to look reminiscent of the problems last month in Atlanta, when everybody fled schools and work at midday as a snow fall intensified, and ended up getting trapped in massive traffic jams on skating rink highways for up to 20 hours.

This time, Atlanta is getting an ice storm and pretty much everybody, spooked by what happened last time, stayed home, so there's almost no traffic on Atlanta metro freeways.

Let's hope that places like Charlotte and Raleigh don't get as bad as Atlanta did.

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