12:00 PM Jan 30, 2014
Pedestrians cross an empty Panola Road near the I-20 entrance ramp Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Lithonia, Ga. The Atlanta metro area continues to suffer under the grip of snow and ice covered roads for a second day, after a mid-day storm paralyzed the area Tuesday. (Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT)
ATLANTA (MCT) – State and school officials, fending off fury over their handling of the snowstorm that paralyzed metro Atlanta, said Wednesday that they followed all the lessons from the crippling storm of 2011.