In a scenario usually reserved for ice storms and coast-battering hurricanes, the Governor has declared a State of Emergency, schools and offices have announced closures, and the immense interstates of Atlanta are eerily quiet.
Of course, the cause of the chaos is the disaster-movie collapse of a portion of Interstate 85, which carries more than 250,000 vehicles per day into the city.
While alternative routes do exist, the near-future for those who commute along I-85 or Ga. Highway 400 into or out of the city seems pretty bleak.
For those impacted by the collapse, a good chuckle is likely little consolation for the time that will be lost to traffic.
Nonetheless, Twitter has come alive to provide some creative takes on the matter...
Just when we thought we were moving up in the world:
Traffic Rankings:"Atlanta no longer the worst". PVC conduit under I-85: "hold my beer" pic.twitter.com/jKg7rq2bSh— Jeff Emerson (@JeffDEmerson) March 30, 2017
This one burns a bit:
Amazingly, the I-85 bridge going down today is only the second largest Atlanta collapse this year pic.twitter.com/Q2yPbsPW3c— Josiah Takang (@jtakang22_7) March 31, 2017
Tweets for history buffs:
For fans of The Dukes of Hazzard:
Paying homage to the last major event that brought the city to a standstill. (But at least snow melts).
The biggest issues to face Atlanta commuters in recent history: A Song of Ice and Fire pic.twitter.com/pHCnZ4NzMV— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) March 31, 2017
If Sandra Bullock drove for MARTA:
Good luck navigating the northern side of the city over the next few months, as Atlanta deals with the fallout from #Ieightyfried.