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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.

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Chantelle Diabate

A paralyzing blizzard that dumped 4 feet of snow in the New York area didn't discourage one determined nurse from getting to work.

Braving winds of forty miles per hour, Chantelle Diabate, 32, walked more than a mile through waist high snowdrifts to get to work at the Hebrew Home in Riverdale.

She was the only nursing home staffer who made it in to work on Saturday.

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Sashalynn Rosa

A New Jersey mother and her 1-year-old son died of carbon monoxide poisoning after sitting in a running car during a blizzard.

Sashalynn Rosa, her son, Messiah, and her 3-year-old daughter were waiting in the running car while the children's father shoveled snow around the Mazda.

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Oliver Surry surveys ice storm damage to his home

Atlantans woke up this morning to freezing rain, snow, ice, and wind that downed trees and power lines leaving thousands of residents with no power across the region.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports nearly 60,000 Georgia Power customers are without power this morning. Temperatures in the Metro Atlanta area hovered around 30 degrees at 9 a.m.

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Motorists stranded in CVS

As usual, the city of Atlanta was unprepared for a light snowstorm that blanketed highways and surface roads with sheets of black ice. The storm (if you can call it that) swept into Atlanta around 12 noon on Tuesday. Around 1 p.m., the first reports of school closings were announced. By 2 p.m., the roads were jammed with frantic Atlantans who left work early to go pick up their children. Scores of motorists are still stranded in their vehicles more than 24 hours later. Hundreds of students spent the night in their schools. A few lucky motorists were given warm shelter, food and drinks by staff at CVS and Walgreens stores. Chik-fil-A also helped out by offering free food and hot beverages to stranded motorists.

All of this could have been avoided if Mayor Kasim Reed and the governor's office had only heeded the weather reports.

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