Children trapped in schools and on buses in rare Atlanta snow storm

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thousands of students were stranded overnight in schools after a rare winter storm hit the deep south.

In Atlanta, schools closed early Tuesday but slippery roads created massive traffic jams and it took hours to get some kids home.

Sixteen hours after leaving school in a bus, some Atlanta-area students were still making their way home. Atlanta Public Schools spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green said “several hundred students at nine schools are sheltered in place.”

Atlanta-based Home Depot opened up 26 stores in Alabama and Georgia for stranded travelers.

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