The eyes of the country have been on the Atlanta metro area after a rare snow yesterday afternoon shut down the entire region.
Unfortunately for Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman and tens of thousands of other commuters, the many businesses, schools, and otherwise's decision to shut down didn't happen until later in the day. Too late, even. The net result? Insane, almost unprecedented gridlock.
For Herman in particular, who was in the Georgia area to do some pivotal recruiting (possibly of 2015 4-star QB Lorenzo Nunez), he was stuck trying to go 50 miles for an unthinkable over 17 hours. Scattered reports over social media had some just abandoning their cars and walking home, in some cases as far as 5-10 miles. In the case of a frequent traveler like Herman though, sometimes there's nothing more you can do than suck it up and endure.
Let's hope for his sake he's at least getting hazard pay.
UPDATE: Looks like all's well that ends well – or at least, close to it. Tom's wife Michelle took to social media to provide some updates:
Praying for @CoachTomHerman making the 4 mile walk to Atlanta airport in dress shoes & slacks.— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) January 29, 2014
Thanks to Terry from Delta, @CoachTomHerman has made it safely to the airport! Now the wait for a flight out begins 😁— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) January 29, 2014
ADDITIONAL UPDATE: Looks like Coach ditched the car at the end. Bold move.
Going through security now. Story coming shortly. Thank God for men like Terry Spiller. Saved me 3/4 way of my 4 mile walk to airport.— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) January 29, 2014
So... 19 hrs in my car with hundreds of my closest friends. Too much ice and accidents to move. Gotta make flight to DFW. Call National— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) January 29, 2014
Rental. Tell them I'm leavin the car and start walking the 4 miles to the airport with my luggage. Fall at least five times in first 2 miles— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) January 29, 2014
Find an gas station. Terry Spiller, my dude, shows up and won't take a dime to take me to the final mile or two to the airport.— Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) January 29, 2014
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