NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 – The National Basketball Association game scheduled for Wednesday evening between the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena has been postponed.

Officials said it’s “due to severe weather conditions in the Atlanta area.” The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

So, what is this weather emergency?

CBS Atlanta reported: “Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations — even grocery stores — after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.

“Tuesday’s storm deposited mere inches of snow, barely enough to qualify as a storm up North. And yet it was more than enough to paralyze Deep South cities such as Atlanta and Birmingham, and strand thousands of workers who tried to rush home early only to never make it home at all.”

Meanwhile, Detroit is weathering the snowiest January in history. No sporting events have been canceled.


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