Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has issued an apology to those who were stranded on the roadways of Atlanta yesterday. A snow storm dumped 2.6 inches of snow causing a massive gridlock in the city.
“I accept responsibility for the fact that we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences,” he told reporters.
“I am not satisfied with the response that was made,” he said. He acknowledge the response wasn’t fast enough or large enough, and he’s asked for an internal review from all the agencies involved.
The Republican, who is up for re-election in November, vowed to be “much more aggressive” for any future situations.
Efforts are under way to clear the roads of thousands of vehicles that were abandoned Tuesday. An emergency management spokesperson says that more than two thousand vehicles were left on the highways overnight. If the vehicles aren’t removed by 9 p.m. tonight, they’ll be towed.