12/13: What to do for Snow-pocalyse 2?

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

Last January, metro Atlanta was paralyzed for days when a winter storm hit, costing businesses and government millions in lost business and expenses. In response, the city of Atlanta just spent nearly $1 million for new equipment for snow and ice removal. With winter rapidly approaching, what do you think leaders should do to make life easier during the next snow-pocalypse? We will run select comments in the newspaper next week, along with guest columns.

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Van Jones

December 13th, 2011
9:03 am

It seems that the main problem last year was semis that came through thinking the ice would be cleared or non-existent. They crashed, closed 3 – 4 lanes, and took forever for the large wreckers to get them free… only to go downt he road and crash again.
This kept resources tied up and roads littered with vehicles, unable to be scraped.

Truck dispatch centers need to be more plugged in to GA DOT to warn those drivers of the conditions.

Tracey

December 13th, 2011
7:57 am

Dear Public:

Be prepared. Go to the store, stock up on non perishable items. Milk can be stashed in a snow bank to keep it fresh. LISTEN to the news and DON’T get on the roads where you have to be rescued by people who should not have to go rescue you since you were told to STAY OF THE ROADS.

Don’t be idiots and you won’t have to risk the lives of fireman and policemen to save your stupid butt!

dcb

December 13th, 2011
7:41 am

I think you have asked the wrong question here. It is not a matter of what our “leaders” or government should do to make life easier for us during the next snowpocalypse. Its what should be done to make it safer. What should be done first and foremost is to utilize all media sources to warn people to stay off the roads. Second is to have increased police, fire, and other emergency people on duty to handle those fools who don’t listen. And third, to ignore the same fools who blame the government for not having better snow and ice removal services out during the time no one should be on the roads anyway. This is not the northeast or Dakotas where snow and ice stay on the roads for weeks on end. Down here in Atlanta, mother nature will take care of getting rid of it in short order.

Liz

December 12th, 2011
9:14 pm

Randy, do you work for the government? Loads of businesses lost money that could never be recovered. Get real, or at least stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

Randy Wischmann

December 12th, 2011
8:15 pm

Relax. Tomorrow will be another day. Life is not so urgent that everything has to be one on schedule. Delays will happen. Business lost today, will be made up tomorrow or the next day.