2010-12-15 33 -84

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Wed 15 Dec 2010 in Atlanta:
33.9278708, -84.4972968

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In the parking lot of an office complex in Marietta.



Today had started out as any normal business working day, except it was bitter cold. We broke the all time low temp of 14F(-10c). There is projected snow flurries at lunch time.

As this geohash is only 1/2 mile out of my way home from work, I thought that I would make the hash on my way home. Later in the day the snow flurries that we were supposed to get later that night became a freezing rain at rush hour 5pm in the evening.

When the rain hit the roads, it became instant ice. I inched down the interstate at about 15 miles an hour to the turn off. I came to a sliding stop sideways(What Fun!) at the end of the ramp where the stop light is. I notice other people sliding around.

I carefully made my way to the geohash spot. I jumped out and took a few pictures. By the time that I made it back to my truck only 3 or 4 minutes later, my door to the truck had frozen shut. I knew that there was going to be problems getting home.

I beat on the door 10 to 15 times with my arm and I was eventually able to open my door. I slowly made my way back to the interstate and then to Norcross. It took me 3 hours to get home driving not more than 20 miles an hour the entire Interstate system.

(Note:) I was the last person that night to make the transition bridge from I-285 east bound to I-85 North bound before the police closed the bridge because of ice.