January 28, 2014 Atlanta: Traffic inches along the Connector as snow blankets the Metro on Tuesday afternoon January 28, 2014 as seen from the Pryor Street overpass. BEN GRAY / BGRAY@AJC.COM
Photo: Ben Gray
Photo: Ben Gray

Remembering Snow Jam 2014: By the numbers

A paralyzing January storm blew through the metro Atlanta area in 2014, catching many residents -- and officials -- off guard.

The story of that weather, which stranded motorists and froze interstates, was actually a story of many stories: of government responses, of hours-long commutes, of snow and ice and freezing cold.

Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns reports
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Here is the simplest story of Snow Jam 2014: a look the numbers.

Nine: How many hours after the Weather Channel first upgraded its winter storm warning for metro Atlanta (3:38 a.m) that the snow first started falling (12:30 p.m.)

More than 1,200: How many  traffic accidents were reported, according to CBS News

Five: How many hours after the first snow fall that Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency (5:28 p.m.)

2.3: How many inches of snow fell, according to CNN meteorologist Chad Myers

Almost 18How many hours before traffic returned to normal

11 hours and 20 minutesHow long it took one AJC photographer to get home

"More than 500": How many cars one wrecking service said it towed following the storm

At least $10 million: Value of the property losses, including damaged cars and burst pipes

About 1,000: How many homeowners filed insurance claims, according to the state's insurance commissioner

$69,500: How much Cobb County paid out for overtime to emergency workers and transportation workers, as well as in gravel and salt

$2,766: How much Cherokee County paid out for food to feed stranded students

"Authorities had no estimate"How many people were stranded, according to NBC News

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