Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Conditions worsen in the Tragic City
The motto of Birmingham is "The Magic City", but for many reasons we denizens call it something else
This has been the scene out in front of my building here at UAB in Birmingham for the last 3-4 hours. Nothing is moving. There's a traffic jam in my parking deck because there's no place to exit into traffic.
The temperature is in the low 20's already and dropping so none of this will melt, it'll only get more slick. I've heard that the roads are treacherous enough that people are abandoning their cars....heh heh, I know at least one weatherman, James Spann(the most prominent weather man in town) abandoned his car and is on foot. He tweeted a picture of it. To have missed the forecast this badly and then to have gotten stranded by your own incompetence is probably not a good argument for a raise this year.
I might have to spend the night in my lab if this doesn't improve before dark. Bummer!