Two Years Ago We Woke to Snowpocalypse ... Remember?

Temperatures have climbed to near 70, but two years ago, Sandy Springs was frolicking in the results of an impactful winter storm that just wouldn't go away.


It was balmy this weekend, but it was a far different, and much chillier story two years ago when snow began falling during the evening hours of Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011. By the time Monday morning rolled around, Sandy Springs was a winter wonderland.

Two years ago temperatures didn’t climb above freezing as people were skiing down local roads and reveling in the fun of a rare winter snowstorm in the south.  

But more snow and freezing rain came on Jan. 10 leading to much of the metro area being frozen out of work, school, and just about everything else for almost a full week. In essence, the city came to a freezing screeching halt. 

Icy road conditions were very hazardous and drivers were advised to stay off the streets. Many of our area's major roads such Roswell Road were a sheet of ice for days as the remnants of the storm were slow to thaw.

By the weekend, life was beginning to return to normal and schools finally returned to the classroom on Jan. 18, 2011.

All in all, it was one "Snowmageddon" of a storm that residents won’t soon forget.

What are your Snowpocalypse memories in Sandy Springs?


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