ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says that he will send troopers to schools where students are stranded because they could not make it home on clogged roads caused by a rare snowstorm.
The governor spoke from the Capitol building Tuesday night.
He also says that state and local officials will try to rescue those stranded along highways that are at a standstill. Normal 30-minute commutes have turned into hours long odysseys for thousands.
A winter storm that would probably be no big deal in the North all but paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places.
State and Atlanta officials are begging people to stay off the roads.
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