Ice Storm Strands Thousands in Ill-Equipped South.
Traffic inched along the connector of Interstate's 75 & 85 in Atlanta
on Tuesday. Courtesy of Ben Gray/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via
the Associated Press.
ATLANTA — Thousands of commuters were trapped in cars overnight on highways in the greater Atlanta area, hundreds of students remained inside dozens of schools Wednesday morning and at least 50 children spent the night on school buses because of an ice storm that is still gripping the deepest parts of the South.
Residents ran out of medicine, a baby was born to a stranded mother and pleas for help flooded Twitter and Facebook as a region that rarely deals with ice and snow came to a screeching halt during a rare meteorological event that was still icing points this morning as far south as Brownsville, Tex.
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