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In Atlanta snow storm, it’s social media to the rescue –Run Towards Not From!

In Atlanta snow storm, it’s social media to the rescue
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In Atlanta snow storm, it’s social media to the rescue

By Marcus K. Garner

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

As Winter Storm “Leon” 2014 worsened Tuesday evening, a Marietta woman reached out over the social media vines to help stranded motorists, and enable others to help.

Nearly 50,000 people are following Michelle Sollicito’s “SnowedOutAtlanta” Facebook page.

 

And the social network Sollicito created, which got so big overnight that it had to be splintered into regional pages, is winning applauds from across metro Atlanta.

“You’re saving lives every minute the clock strikes,” Atlantan Nya Bishop said of Sollicito this morning on Sollicito’s personal Facebook page.

“She has done more for our city than any official,” Scott Wise of Marietta said.

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