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National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses

Students Left Stranded After Winter Storm Slams South


ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the National Guard is sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's winter weather-snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to students on them.

Deal says the Georgia State Patrol is also sending troopers to schools where children remain stranded after spending the night there after snow began falling Tuesday afternoon. He said in a statement early Wednesday morning that state transportation crews are continuing to treat roads and bring gas to stranded motorists.

Deal plans a briefing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Capitol to discuss the state's "ongoing disaster response."

A sea of red brake lights remained at a standstill along a dozen lanes of the Downtown Connector shortly before dawn Wednesday.

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Harryforr January 29 2014 at 6:12 PM

I lived inAtlanta before, it does not matter if it is 1/4" ice or an inch of snow. They have no idea how to drive in these conditions.

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birds2nv January 29 2014 at 2:17 PM

Just remember voters, you elected these geniuses!

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abacobandit January 29 2014 at 2:11 PM

We are talking about 2" of snow folks, and not a blizzard.
People all over the world get through two inches of snow without issues.

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tnhunter January 29 2014 at 2:55 PM

It is 2 inches of Ice not snow, different animal

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baggersrnutz January 30 2014 at 1:33 AM

NO its not !

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calrobinson601 January 29 2014 at 1:59 PM

Why wouldn't they cancel school . How smart are the leader in ATL. They knew a week ago this storm was coming. Even if the leaders did not think it would be this bad why take changes with kids live. Just cancel school

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jpmarty9 January 29 2014 at 1:54 PM

Yankess going to rescue the Southern states again , gotta love those Yanks !!!

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tnhunter January 29 2014 at 2:56 PM

I have driven up north in snow, they are no better at it than we are unless their road equipment gets the road cleared

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baggersrnutz January 29 2014 at 1:45 PM

Atlanta is a 10 lane Zoo of dam yankee's on a good day, add a media manufactured panic and this is what you get, everybody should have treated it as a normal day and the highway crews would have had all afternoon to prep the roads

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jbshu January 29 2014 at 1:44 PM

The forecast was there days ahead...how dare they claim to have been caught off guard. The entire Atlanta officialdom should be tossed out. Inexcusable.

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tnhunter January 29 2014 at 2:58 PM

The weather people get this stuff wrong over 50% of the time, kind of like crying wolf, no one has any faith in their forecast

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msuzmcnl January 29 2014 at 1:44 PM

For goodness sake's. I have driven across USA 8 times to S.C., Calif., and back over a 3 yrs. period. Never anywhere have I seen a mess like Atlanta Georgia. It has been & still is a highway under construction wherever you go. So tell me why it is not complete and ongoing after 7 yrs.? Or is it 8? It's becoming an age old joke. When meeting someone from Atlanta you always ask, "So how's the traffic"? The reply is always the same. An unfinished nightmare. Go figure.

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genemom January 29 2014 at 1:46 PM

Did you say 8 years. How about 20 years. Sister in law lived there that far back

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dollibug January 29 2014 at 2:50 PM

Actually Atlanta Ga has been a HUGE MESS for upteen years....I was born and raised in Al and moved from the state in 1971.....and they were working on the roads back then. It is like they are ALWAYS doing something to the roads there. I think it is sad that the weather people DID NOT SHARE the facts that BAD WEATHER with SNOW was on the way south. Surely to goodness someone was watching the national weather channel, which knew this long before it hit. THEY KNEW AND JUST CLAIMED THEY DIDN'T.

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baggersrnutz January 29 2014 at 1:38 PM

Snow Ice and Gridlock, the most dangerous driving condiotions Atlanta has seen in 20 years, But I've got to get out there and pick my kids up from a safe warm building with plenty of food and rush them home on dangerous roads !

A prime example of completely backwards thinking, Keep the kids at school late, stay at work or home and let the highway crews spend the afternoon prepping the roads.

But Noooooooo lets kick the anthill and watch everyone scramble in a manufactured crisis !

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Dave Jensen January 29 2014 at 1:34 PM

Iam with you hasenpfeffer, I have to remind these necks " I see why you guys lost the war"

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baggersrnutz January 29 2014 at 1:40 PM

Most people in cities like Atlanta are yankee carpet baggers !

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genemom January 29 2014 at 1:51 PM

You like our sun and beaches, tho.

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