Published: 2015-02-12 12:06:00
Updated: 2015-02-12 12:06:58
Posted February 12, 2015
By Nate Johnson
Remember this picture?
This is the original picture, taken on Glenwood Avenue a year ago today by Lindsay Webb, as the second round of wintry weather to hit our area in as many days wound down. Of course, if you spend any time on Facebook or Twitter, though, you likely saw a few variants, including one with Godzilla, a Star Wars AT-AT, or even our favorite, Greg Fishel.
The storm produced up to a quarter-inch of ice in parts of the Triangle along with a fair amount of snow, ranging from a trace to an inch along Interstate 95 to more than half a foot west of Raleigh. This followed a storm that struck a year ago yesterday that dropped 3.5 inches of snow in Fayetteville and up to half a foot in places south and east of there.
Despite being well forecast, the timing of these storms contributed to many folks heading in to work or school only to be caught in hours of stop-and-go traffic around the Triangle. It also resulted in the postponement of the "Battle of the Blues” basketball game between UNC and Duke. Fortunately – and unlike the gridlock day in January 2005 – the result did not include hundreds of people stuck on the roads and children stuck in schools overnight.
Where were you when the snow began to fall a year ago today? Would you do anything different if history repeated itself?