National Guard aims to reach stranded school buses
by Jeff Martin, Associated Press
January 29, 2014 09:02 AM | 768 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A man stands on the frozen roadway as he waits for traffic to clear along Interstate 75 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Macon, Ga. A winter storm dumped snow and covered parts of the state with ice. Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
A man stands on the frozen roadway as he waits for traffic to clear along Interstate 75 Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Macon, Ga. A winter storm dumped snow and covered parts of the state with ice. Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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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 in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to students on them, Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday.

Deal said 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 a.m. Wednesday at the Capitol to discuss the state's "ongoing disaster response."

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his own update at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters on Peachtree Street.



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