In case this morning’s commute wasn’t enough

Some information that I got in my inbox at work this morning, about 4 hours too late.

I’m putting it here a bit too late as well, but whatever.

Please be advised of a major traffic alert this afternoon due to the Get Motivated conference going on Downtown Atlanta today. Event ends at 5 pm and all roads are expected to be severely congested until at least 7 pm.

Additionally, please note the break and lunch schedule for this event so that you can alter your lunch plans as needed:

Break – 11:20am – 11:40am
Lunch – 12:40pm – 1:50pm
Break – 3:10pm – 3:25pm
Ends 5:00 pm

Be careful out there tonight. Leave early if you can.

5 Comments so far

  1. Annie (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:48 pm

    My husband was caught in the traffic this a.m. It took him an hour to go what usually takes about 10-15 minutes. According to him (and he is a highly reliable resource) there is also a “Poultry Expo,” or as he called them, “Mother Pluckers.” He is a funny man.

  2. abby (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

    yeah, this morning was nightmarish to the point of humor. (it’s because of a “motivational” seminar, which motivated many bad jokes about what the people on the roads were motivating others to do). i unwittingly took what I assume to be the worst route ever, marietta street past Phillips and the CNN center. An old man walking passed me three times.

    But there were actual traffic cops doing a decent job, which I honestly don’t think I’d ever seen before.

    Someone in my office comes in from Alpharetta to our downtown office — he left his house around 7:30 and rolled in at 10:20. rough.

    also, the AJC article makes me think that if you’re planning on leaving early you should maybe pad your exit timing a bit.

  3. abby (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 3:58 pm

    oh, and I’ve heard that the poultry people refer to themselves as “chicken pluckers.” almost as hilarious as mother cluckers, annie

  4. james (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    it was so bad GLENWOOD was backed up in front of my house…thanks god my boss gave me a special dispenstion to get out of there early…

  5. David Ortiz (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    I bike. I love traffic jams — they’re like slaloms for me.

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