Unusually icy roads are wreaking havoc for Atlanta area drivers. Late Friday night and early Saturday, hundreds of cars were stranded on northbound Georgia Highway 400 when the Georgia Department of Transportation closed the bridge over the Chattahoochee River in order to treat for ice.
Emergency vehicles were kept busy responding to accidents in the area. An ambulance on its way to an accident on northbound Georgia 400 at the Abernathy Road overpass in Sandy Springs was hit by another vehicle and knocked off the road. The EMTs in the ambulance were among seven injured at that location.
Only minutes later, a fire truck responding to the collision was involved in a wreck on eastbound I-285 as it approached the Georgia 400 junction.
Crews worked through the night and into the morning to treat icy roads, rescue stranded travelers and pretreat icy bridges.
The Georgia Department of Transportation suggests that drivers stay off the roads in icy conditions.
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