Hundreds Stranded in Atlanta

Severe weather in the south leaves motorists stranded on highways for hours.
3:00 | 01/30/14

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in Atlanta where that dangerous snow and ice storm froze traffic, stranded thousands in their car, students in schools. ABC's Matt Gutman is in Atlanta with the latest. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Good morning, George. Atlanta highways are still littered with cars like this on and off the highway. The row of cars goes all the way down the hill and overnight all that snow and ice that melted yesterday refroze, black ice out there, it is still treacherous. This is something I've never seen covering traffic above metro Atlanta. Some drivers stranded in their cars for more than 20 hours. Reporter: Nearly 1500 cars towed, a thousand accidents or more and many still remain stuck. The Georgia National Guard was called in to hand out food to those stranded motorists. There's just basic knew trig, what your soldiers are eating now in Afghanistan when they're out on patrol. Reporter: That sign may have said the city is closed, but its heart was open. There was the chevy tugging the school bus. Y'all see this, right. Reporter: One person who simply left supplies in the median and countless good samaritans who took in strangers for the night. We brought her some soup and said you got to come spend the night with us. Reporter: With the Georgia department of transportation hard to find, this man used a crowbar to hack himself out. These truckers chipping away a portion of I-85, nameless heroes to many. How long have you been chopping the ice here? About an hour now. Reporter: This morning all of the roughly 15,000 Georgia and Alabama students who spent Tuesday night in schools are now home safe and sound. Play in the snow. Reporter: In Alabama and Georgia, all schools are closed this morning. Nobody wants to risk putting kids back on these treacherous roads after the past couple of days they've had here.

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