Traffic built up on I-285 Friday as a wintery mixture of sleet fell. Yet again, commuters and school buses poured onto roadways at once when the snow started, but the gridlock was short lived. ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COMForecasts for this past weekend’s winter weather scare called mostly for light snow that would only accumulate on surfaces other than roads. By Friday mid-morning, after many had gotten to work or school, the skies opened for far more snow than predicted.
We are not experiencing what we did in “Snowmageddon-pocalypse 2014”, but Atlanta traffic is still very dicey, as snow fell most of Friday and is now on Saturday morning. Freezing temps in the overnight and morning hours means that the roads won’t melt soon and what does could freeze Saturday night. The best advice is to simply stay off of the roads. The smaller the road, the more likely it is to have not been treated.
In Metro Atlanta, anything related to traffic is higher on our list than in most cities. So being considerate — whether a driver, a worker, an officer, a cyclist, or pedestrian — is even more important in the Capital of the South. John Spinkfirstname.lastname@example.orgMost installments of this column are different iterations of the same premise: be a good neighbor on the roadways. Commuting is one of the most important things we do and is one of the few things that unite almost everyone.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".