The Atlanta area is still reeling from a snowstorm that brought the city to a standstill.

Hundreds of accidents turned interstates into parking lots. Some people just abandoned their cars and others took shelter inside grocery and hardware stores.

A few East Tennessee drivers attempted to leave the city Tuesday as well. Unfortunately for them, what should have been a three-hour trip took much longer than that.

It took Maryville resident Maria Perez 17 hours to get to Blount County with her husband.

"You could see so many abandoned cars on the side, we couldn't even get off the exits," she said.

Perez said it was like a scene out of her favorite zombie TV show, "The Walking Dead".

"All these people were walking and when they came back from the store, they were carrying gas jugs," she said.

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Lori Johnkins from Crossville said she was stuck 10 hours on an Atlanta highway before she could find a hotel. She didn't make it back to the Plateau until about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Perez said it was clear authorities in Georgia were under-prepared for the event. She said she didn't even notice any salt trucks on the roads.

"The ice, the whole road was nothing but ice," she said.

It was a slick trip that Perez hopes will just slide right out of her memory.

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