Thirty hours of winter hell

By Emily Merwin, Ashlyn Still and John Perry

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday's storm brought only 2 inches of snow to metro Atlanta, but much more than that in commuting misery.

This interactive shows how travel conditions deteriorated as the snow began falling late in the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 28. Traffic speeds on all interstates plummeted and didn't recover until well into the next day. Flight cancellations in and out of Atlanta were similarly affected.

Click through the timeline below to follow the trends as events unfolded.