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Winter Storm Leon turned Atlanta on its head on Tuesday. The 2.3 inches of snow caused hours of traffic, forcing many commuters to abandon their cars on highways for shelter.
Matthew Holcomb, a vice president of engineering at CNN, was stuck in traffic for more 16 hours. "I have seen literally hundreds of cars parked on the side of the road," he told CNN. "I saw a lady carrying her kid in a blanket down the side of the road. I mean, people going the wrong way on major, major interstates. It's scary stuff."
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A civil emergency message still advised drivers to stay off the roads this morning due to abandoned vehicles and slippery conditions. Later today, officials said they hope to begin to allow drivers to move their abandoned vehicles. The Georgia Department of Transportation says thatHighway Emergency Response Operatorsunits will be provided to transport people to their cars, jump dead batteries and provide gas to anyone who ran out of fuel during the delays.
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