Natural Disasters

Snow Traps Motorists in Atlanta

National Guard working on rescuing those stranded

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ATLANTA—The Georgia National Guard was out in force Wednesday to rescue motorists trapped all night in their cars on Atlanta's icebound freeways from a harsh winter storm that forced many drivers to abandon their cars outright and left children to camp out in their schools.

Some commuters pleaded for help via cellphones while still holed up in their cars, while others gave up and trudged miles home.