Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Cats and dogs waiting for adoption at Midtown shelters are getting help from dedicated employees and volunteers to ride out Snowpocalypse 2011
The e-mail to Atlanta Pet Rescue volunteers went out early Sunday morning, after volunteer coordinator Cathy Roth heard a snowstorm was headed for the city. Responses started coming back in 10 minutes. "Within six hours, every animal in the shelter was gone. It was phenomenal," Roth said. The Midtown shelter's 21 dogs and seven cats are now safely dispersed into volunteer's homes. With a thick blanket of iced snow slicking city roads — and predicted to stay that way as late as Saturday — local shelters have had to get resourceful, or risk stranding animals. Patrick Palmer, a manager at the Atlanta Humane Society, put his two sons in the care of a relative, packed a bag and arrived at the shelter by 4 p.m. Sunday, right before snow started …
Monday, January 10, 2011
A starlight stroll through snowy Midtown
When I successfully made it back to my Midtown condo from a soccer game in West Cobb late last night, the snow had already frozen Atlanta in its tracks. Cars were abandoned on interstates, power supples experienced outages, and empty grocery stores shut their doors void of milk, eggs and bread. I meandered the frosted streets of Midtown on a whim, expecting a quiet, contemplative walk through my neighborhood. Imagine my surprise when I found that I was not the only one with this idea- a surprising number of late night revelers were celebrating Snow Day 2011 with midnight sledding in Piedmont Park, couples were on romantic snowy strolls, and spontaneous snowball fights erupted gleefully in the wee hours of the morning. Here you can take …
What happens when drivers overestimate their abilities in the snow? Answer: Insurance claims
As freshly fallen snow took over Midtown Sunday night, some residents chose to brave the icy city streets with serious consequences. Georgia Department of Transportation has asked that motorists stay off the roads through Monday, and for good reason. The snow and slush from last night has been packed down and covered in a layer of freezing rain, resulting in frozen roads and damaged property.