All across the viewing area, this small amount of snow cause a large amount of problems.
That theme proved true in north Georgia, but loved ones and strangers pulled together to help those in need.
Dalton, Dug Gap Battle Road was closed. It winds up Dug Gap mountain.
It caught Henry Teel by surprise. That's because Teel works in
Chattanooga and spent two and a half hours on the freeway trying to get
home. Once he exited I-75 at Walnut Avenue and turned right, he was met
by the sign.
But help came in the form of Anthony Manis. Manis
had just rolled down the untreated mountain road and came with a full
road condition report. He shouted it from the window of his four wheel
drive truck. Manis told Teel, "I came all the way across, from the other
side, all the way across, it's slippery as owl snot, it's slippery."
turned around in the parking lot of the Red Lobster and Manis followed
him up the mountain. If Teel's front-wheel drive luxury SUV couldn't
make the climb, Manis was there to provide a ride.
And that same
kind of can do attitude showed itself at City Park School in Dalton. Pam
Butler came to pick up her granddaughter. Today, she served as a taxi
driver of sorts because of the type of vehicle she has, a GMC 1500
Express crossover van. Butler said, "Actually because it's so big and
its weight, I'm the one scooping up all the grandkids today. Because
there have been a lot of people sliding. My daughter has a Pilot and she
was slipping so had to pick up her children. My son's Infiniti wouldn't
pull so I had to pick up his children."
by John Madewell