Of course, in and around Atlanta roads, as you heard from Rob, are treacherous. Businesses are shut down. Schools are still closed.
Our Martin Savidge is in the elements paralyzing the city.
Officials knew Atlanta wasn't prepared for the storm. In fact, over the years the city has made a conscious decision not to be ready.
Historically, what's been the attitude of the city when it comes to snow or ice?
Well, I mean, when I was a boy growing up here it was, it was a day off. A day or two off but now that I'm mayor that's fundamentally different.
Atlanta has relied on two basic facts. Southern snowstorms are rare and the best way to get rid of the snow is to simply let it melt. That logic fails about once a decade. This time, the city remained shut down for days as roads became impassable. In fact, the roads are still so bad I couldn't get to the experts I wanted to interview so I called them.
Do we have any idea of what this snow event for the city of Atlanta may cost?
No, not right now.
All right. Nasty stuff. Martin Savidge there. So Atlanta leaders say they have seized upon one strategy that's used by snow-challenged cities in the north. They have scrambled to higher and mobilized private contractors to try and clear those streets.
例句：The frozen snow was treacherous to walk on.
The surface water made the road treacherous for drivers.
例句：A stroke paralyzed half his face.
例句：The country was paralyzed by a series of strikes.
例句：She spoke to us in her conscious moments.
例句：a fundamentally impractical design
The book presents a fundamentally distorted picture.
例句：The mud made the roads impassable.
There was an impassable barrier between the white race and the one which they had reduced to slavery.
1.Historically, what's been the attitude of the city when it comes to snow or ice?
when it comes to当提到……；当谈到……；一谈到……
例句：When it comes to cooking I know nothing.
2.Atlanta has relied on two basic facts.
rely on信赖, 依赖,依靠
例句：You can rely on me for help.
You may rely on my early arrival.
3.Southern snowstorms are rare and the best way to get rid of the snow is to simply let it melt.
get rid of除掉, 去掉；摆脱
例句：It is difficult to get rid of insects.
How to get rid of these things is a big problem.
4.So Atlanta leaders say they have seized upon one strategy that's used by snow-challenged cities in the north.
例句：They seize upon whatever is at hand, work out their problem, and master the situation.