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Photos: Midtown Atlanta in white with season’s first snow

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The metro got a visit from Winter Storm Benji, bringing a few inches of Devil’s Dandruff to a non-berserk region.

Late autumn meets winter in Piedmont Park.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Friday and the wee hours of Saturday brought a surprising amount of snow to the metro, with as much as a foot of accumulation reported in the northern suburbs.

From all accounts, the winter weather wasn’t nearly as disruptive as 2014’s Snowpocalypse, despite initially hitting just before noon. While traffic stacked up throughout the day, complete chaos was avoided thanks in part to temperatures hovering above freezing.

Snow continued throughout the night, leaving a blanket of the fluffy stuff across the city. Perfect timing for a weekend wonderland.

With the sun out and city and state mobilized to treat major roads, the snow was less of a major inconvenience and more of a beautiful bit of pre-holiday decoration.

We struck out on Saturday to capture Midtown in white, encountering Atlantans (and their four-legged friends) enjoying the rare wintery scene.

Snow coating the sidewalks along West Peachtree Street, just south of the Civic Center MARTA Station.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The Christmas decorations at Civic Center MARTA Station, complete with a dusting of snow.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Ice coats the branches of a tree in front of Bank of America Plaza.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
A winter scene at the Fox Theatre.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
A snowman in front of St. Mark on Peachtree Street.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The old Colonial-style home and its lawn are coated in snow.
The Margaret Mitchell House at Peachtree and 10th streets.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Holiday decorations at 10th and Peachtree streets.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The patio of Henry’s restaurant at 10th and Juniper streets, dusted in snow.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
While the streets were clear, the cars and homes along Piedmont Park revealed the inches of snow dumped by the storm.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Many Atlantans were out enjoying Piedmont Park.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Looking toward the Midtown skyline from Piedmont Park.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
A wintery Lake Clara Meer.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
One of the many, many snowmen in Piedmont Park.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Piedmont Park

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