The National Guard has been called into Atlanta to hand out MREs, the pre-packaged meals U.S. soldiers are eating in Afghanistan, to motorists who are stuck in the freezing cold, a local CBS affiliate reported.
Many motorists remained stranded in their cars on roadways in Georgia, nearly 24 hours after the storm hit Tuesday.
Police officers were used to escort home the children who were still at schools.
The storm dropped only inches of snow in the South, but fatal crashes and hundreds of fender-benders clogged the roadways.
Jackknifed 18-wheelers littered Interstate 65 in central Alabama. Ice shut down bridges on Florida’s panhandle and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana, the Associated Press reported.
Some commuters stayed stranded inside their cars, while others abandoned their vehicles to seek shelter.