Update: Gov. Deal says no more Students stranded on buses

By: Staff
By: Staff

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says there are no more students stranded on buses in the winter storm gridlock, but there are still thousands of kids who spent the night at schools.

Deal said Wednesday those children will get escorts home from National Guard vehicles or police. Authorities are also going out to give people stranded on the icy highways food, water, blankets and gas.

It's still not clear exactly how many people are stranded or when the clogged highways might clear. The city, along with much of the Deep South, became paralyzed Tuesday when a winter storm dumped snow, sleet and rain on the roads and they froze over.

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
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 is sending military Humvees onto the city's snarled freeway system.

Gov. Nathan Deal says it's an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to students on them.

Deal says the Georgia State Patrol also is sending troopers to schools where children remain stranded after spending the night in classrooms.

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

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his own update at 10 o'clock this morning at Atlanta Public Safety Headquarters on Peachtree Street.

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