Posted: Wednesday, January 29th 2014 at 9:33am
National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses
By The Associated Press
This was the scene on one part of the Atlanta expressway system late Tuesday afternoon. There was some improvement by mid-morning Wednesday but traffic was still at a standstill on may metro Atlanta roads and there were abandoned vehicles everywhere. (AP photo)
ATLANTA (AP) -- After a rare snowstorm stopped Atlanta-area commuters in their tracks - forcing many to hunker down in their cars overnight or seek other shelter - the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto the city's snarled freeway system Wednesday in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to students on themy.
The Georgia State Patrol was also sending troopers to schools where children remain stranded after spending the night in classrooms.
Deal planned a briefing at 11:30 Wednesday morning at the Capitol to discuss the state's "ongoing disaster response."
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed plans his own update at 10:00 Wednesday at Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters.
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