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Northerners React To Southern Storm

January 29, 2014, 5:55 PM by Matt Holsen

Northerners React To Southern Storm

One to two inches of snow isn't a big deal up here in the north but down south, it's another story. Several states are still trying to recover from a rare snow and ice storm that brought cities like Atlanta to a standstill.

Footage from down south looks like it's straight out of Hollywood as two inches of snow turned some interstates into parking lots. Brad Reynolds, from Rock Rapids, Iowa, finds the struggle to get around a bit confusing and amusing.

"I don't mean to impugn their ability to operate motor vehicles in less than perfect conditions but it seems to me that we drive the same vehicles and this is something that happens to us several times a winter, every winter," Reynolds said.

Six southern states have declared emergencies following the winter storm as officials try to clear roads. Many drivers were trapped in their cars overnight. A baby girl was even born on a Georgia highway because the icy roads were too dangerous for her parents to get to a hospital in time.

"[They're] probably not equipped to clear it as quick or keep the roads as safe. So, I'm sure it's not as funny to them. For us it's simple. It would be easy," Toma Schumacher of Sioux Falls said.

"I sympathize with them. I understand they're probably not prepared, maybe similar to how we've had heat waves and our schools aren't always prepared," Reynolds said.

While many people up north look at the situation and poke fun, Reynolds, who just bought a new car, says there are weather wimps everywhere.

"When I got it I got heated seats, so I guess that's a bit wimp-like around here," Reynolds said.

With some snow in the forecast for KELOLAND, we'll get a quick look soon at how well people up here handle similar conditions.

"We're tougher up here, we're South Dakota tough," Schumacher said.

Because of the traffic issues down south, many parents couldn't pick up their kids from school and those students, as young as five, ended up spending the night.

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