Atlanta woke up to a wintry mix of soft, white snow and brutal windchills Wednesday morning, resulting in mass school cancellations and traffic gridlocks throughout the region.
“Stay off the roads,” Natalie Dale, spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Transportation, told News 95.5 & AM 750 WSB. “We have our crews out, but there are some complexities to what we are dealing with." Asked when to expect an all-clear today, she said, “I don’t expect to get an all-clear today.”
Multiple accidents were reported since 6 a.m., including 50 in Gwinnett and 15 in Marietta, police said.
Gov. Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency in 83 counties amid the harsh winter conditions.
On Twitter, users shared photos and videos of their snowy landscapes — and plenty of snow memes and jokes.