Traffic inches along the connector of Interstate's 75 and 85 as snow blankets Metro Atlanta on Tuesday. (Ben Gray / AP)
ATLANTA — 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 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 is also sending troopers to schools where children remain stranded after spending the night in classrooms.
For a second-straight day, the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta was leading all other airports in the number of canceled flights.
By sunrise on Wednesday morning, a total of 485 flights in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were cancelled, according to the flight tracking service FlightAware.