by: Peter Daut Updated:
ATLANTA, GA - Atlanta roads are sheer chaos with bumper-to-bumper traffic stretching for miles on several interstates, including Interstate 75, I-20 and parts of I-285 near downtown.
Below-freezing temperatures turned roadways into sheets of ice leaving thousands of drivers stranded and cars abandoned.
Charlotte truck driver Tony Guy was still stuck in traffic when Channel 9 spoke with him by phone Wednesday.
“I've seen people walking up and down the interstate,” Guy said. “They got volunteers handing out water and snacks.”
The National Guard sent military vehicles onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system to help move stranded school buses and get food and water to those in need.
Guy said he had hoped to be in Charlotte by Wednesday morning but now has no idea when he'll make it home.
“Oh, it's crazy,” Guy said. “Out of 15 years of driving, I've never seen anything like this. And it was only 2 inches of snow.”
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