Atlanta's Mayor Says City Prepared to Handle Snow

12:30 AM, Jan 10, 2011   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the city is prepared for snow, even if it's something the city may only have to deal with once a decade.

Reed, speaking Sunday on CNN, said the city starting planning days ago on how to handle the snow and ice that was expected to fall. Forecasters said late Sunday that several inches were already covering places around metro Atlanta.

Last month, officials were criticized for seeming unprepared for ice-slicked roads that snarled traffic and caused hundreds of car crashes throughout metro-Atlanta and north Georgia.

Reed says the city has equipment, but adds that it's just a matter of how often it's used compared to northern cities that use it all the time.

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