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Atlanta could have been better prepared for storm

Chris Zelman Chris Zelman
Atlanta Atlanta
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State and local leaders in Atlanta say they will learn lessons from the debacle that clogged some roads for more than 24 hours.

WALB meteorologist Chris Zelman says better communication between the National Weather Service and government officials could have helped the city prepare better.

Schools weren't canceled and government offices and most businesses were open Tuesday.

When the weather turned bad they all closed at once.

"I don't think they conveyed or communicated the message strongly enough to officials. I think that may be where the breakdown was. I think the forecast was okay, but may not be as long lead as you will need but I just believe that maybe the meteorologist didn't emphasize that this could be bigger even that it was," said Chris Zelman.

Atlanta got about two and a half inches of snow Thursday.

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