Stranded drivers get aid

Helicopters, Humvees search icy interstates

Posted: January 30, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

Traffic backs up Wednesday on icy Interstate 285 north of Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said National Guard vehicles were taking aid to motorists stranded on the city’s snarled freeway system.

Helicopters took to the skies Wednesday to search for stranded drivers while Humvees delivered food, water and gas — or rides home — to people who were stuck on roads after a winter storm walloped the Deep South.


Ice covers the Escambia Bay Bridge on Interstate 10 just east of Pensacola, Fla., which remained closed Wednesday.

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