The agency said they had many lessons learned after Snowmaggedon in 2014 shut down the city

When SNL mocked Atlanta's snow storm response and we totally deserved it

The Great Blizzard of 2014 paralyzed Atlanta .. and made us a national laughingstock.

Two inches (TWO!!!!) of winter precipitation was all it took to snarl highways and provide fodder for the writers at Saturday Night Live.

Local resident "Buford Callaway" was a guest on SNL's Weekend Update to represent us. While no one under about 80 actually talks in this mint julep-veranda accent anymore, it was hard to find fault in the satire.

Image: NBC
Photo: Jennifer Brett/Atlanta Buzz

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Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett
Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for accessAtlanta.com.
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