UPDATE: Still Freezing in Atlanta 1/30/14
January 30, 2014
ATLANTA — Authorities in Atlanta have been hoping for above-freezing temperatures today to help melt some ice and snow from slick highways. But at Atlanta's airport, the temperature was still just 19 degrees at around 9 a.m. today.
School districts and state and local governments from northwest Georgia to the state's coast have announced that offices and classrooms will stay closed today.
Tuesday's snow and ice storm turned freeways into parking lots and left some people stranded in their vehicles for at least a day.
Traffic is moving again around Atlanta, but officials are warning that the ice-covered roads are still a threat. They're warning that snow and slush melt will likely refreeze, creating another big ice rink.
Area temperatures are expected to drop to about 15 degrees overnight tonight before rising to 50 degrees tomorrow.