clear
Sunday May 24th, 2015 11:34PM

Hundreds of crashes reported to GA law enforcement; many metro Atlanta commuters still on the road at mid-evening

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
ATLANTA (AP) -- Law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia responded to hundreds of crashes in north Georgia Tuesday and Tuesday night as snow fell throughout the region - and many metro Atlanta commuters spent hours struggling through commutes that would typically take minutes.

Social media Tuesday evening was full of posts from motorists stuck in traffic and from their loved ones who were at home anxiously awaiting their arrival. Some motorists were simply abandoning their vehicles.

Stories of 5-, 6-, and 7-hour commutes were common from people who had made it home and who usually get home within an hour.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says troopers have responded to more than 500 crashes throughout the state since late Tuesday morning. Wright says 65 injuries and no fatalities have been reported. Crashes appear to have been concentrated in northwest Georgia, west Georgia and the metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee says officers have responded to more than 285 crashes since 1:30 p.m., when snow began coating the city. Chafee says many crashes were likely weather related, but authorities are unsure of exactly how many can be linked to snow and icy conditions.

(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Author to sign new Cobb book at museum in Royston
Ty Cobb or the Georgia Peach has a posthumous legacy of having been a surly guy.
6:34PM ( 5 hours ago )
Body found in Chattahoochee River identified
Forsyth County authorities identified the body pulled from the Chattahoochee River late Saturday afternoon.
By Staff
5:13PM ( 6 hours ago )
Boat Sinks near Van Pugh Park
A boat sank near Van Pugh Park Sunday. 7 persons were on board. There were no injuries.
2:14PM ( 9 hours ago )
Memorial Day events around North Georgia
Memorial Day means the beginning of summer for many families, as well as the celebration of those who gave their lives to defend our country. Below is a list of events in the area to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend.
12:24PM ( 11 hours ago )
Winder police bust marijuana grow operation
A illegal marijuana grow operation was uncovered in Winder last Wednesday, leading to the arrests of five people.
6:58AM ( 16 hours ago )