Over the last day or two, weather forecasters have been positively breathless over the possibility that the metro-Atlanta area could be hit with a large snowfall this weekend. With the issue of a Winter Storm Warning from the National Weather Service, the potential sequel to 2014’s Snowmaggedon has been just about all the local television stations want to talk about.
State and local governments have shared their plans for dealing with the potential wintry onslaught, and some local school systems have gone ahead and canceled school for today, or announced early dismissals to get ahead of the snow’s predicted 4:00 PM arrival.
While preparation for a large snowfall and its impact on Atlanta is nothing to sneeze at, many Atlantans have responded in the typical fashion: a run on milk and bread.
Jeremy Coleman, a Grayson Local blogger and erstwhile intrepid reporter/raconteur, shared the following images from the Cooper Road Publix last night on Facebook with the caption, “Look at what you maniacs did.”
Social media was awash in similar images from Loganville, Snellville, and especially points north of our city. Gwinnett County Police and Fire Departments recommend having a three-day supply of food and water, as well as the ability to keep warm in case of power outages. They also ask that residents stay off the roads if at all possible. Officials suggest checking your home to be sure you have the essentials necessary for an impromptu snow vacation.
Or, as one mom posted on Facebook, “I have two sleds for the kids and two boxes of wine for me. Bring it.”
Regardless of what the weather brings, please be safe and smart. And please, let’s not give folks up North any more reasons to make fun of us.