Snow and Atlanta roads do not mix. Schools, businesses and government offices shut down at the first hint of snow or sleet in Atlanta and the surrounding suburbs.
Many parents were forced to call out from work to stay home with their children, as the temperature hovered around 15 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday morning.
Atlanta's famous The Varsity restaurant announced all locations in Atlanta, Athens, Kennesaw and Norcross are closed today.
— AJC (@ajc) January 17, 2018
Atlanta Police are working a 9-car car crash on Lenox Road at Ga. 400 in Buckhead, near Lenox and Phipps shopping malls, according to @ajcwsbtraffic.
The Department of Transportation urged drivers to use caution on the Interstates. Up to 3 inches of snow is expected to fall in Atlanta by Wednesday afternoon.
I-75 South Metro Express Lanes are closed except for emergency vehicles until further notice.
Gwinnett Police tweeted: "We have worked 174 accidents since midnight."
A winter weather advisory is in effect for all of north Georgia until Wednesday afternoon.
If you live in Atlanta and you have to make a run to the store for milk or bread -- the shelves are bare. Call ahead to make sure your neighborhood grocery store is open.
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