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Monday, January 11, 2010

Add It Up: Atlanta vs. snow

Number of cars involved in a snow-and-ice-related pileup at I-285 and I-85 following last week's snow storm: 29

Number of metro Atlanta roads that were closed as of Friday evening due to the storm: 62

Number of Cobb County law enforcement officers who were forced to jump off a bridge Friday to avoid a car sliding on ice: 2

Number of de-icing trucks dispatched by the Atlanta Public Works Department: 6

Miles of roads the trucks had to de-ice: 150

Inches of snow that fell in Atlanta : 1

Number of metro Atlanta school systems that held classes on Friday: 0

Inches of snow that fell in Chicago in 1979, forcing Oak Park-River Forest High School to close: 20

Number of times since 1979 that the school had a snow day: 0




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