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...
#ATL traffic is about to look like a scene out of the walking dead #85collapse pic.twitter.com/5lYJnQwzOt— Bailey McDearis (@Bailout1992) March 30, 2017
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:
UPDATE: Atlanta PD believe the suspected #I85 arsonist is heading East towards Savannah. Please be on the lookout for the following vehicle. pic.twitter.com/WiiiTETuHr— Ben Graves (@BenGraves_21) March 31, 2017
For fans of The Dukes of Hazzard:
Scene from tomorrow's #I-85 commute in Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/i3hFxtX05G— Jeff Lovegrove (@jefflovegrove) March 31, 2017
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:
I85 is open! #marta has set up alternate route #85fire #85Collapse #atlantafire #ATL pic.twitter.com/wEx5xAV59P— BIGROSS (@BIGROSS00) March 31, 2017
Good luck navigating the northern side of the city over the next few months, as Atlanta deals with the fallout from #Ieightyfried.