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National Guard to escort 2.4K Atlanta kids home

National Guard to escort 2.4K Atlanta kids home

(NEWSER– The National Guard is being called in to help escort school buses as they evacuate the 2,400 students who have been trapped in Atlanta-area schools and buses since yesterday's three inches of snow, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced today. State police will also be involved. Deal said the state government would remain closed tomorrow, and urged people to stay off the roads,CNN reports. Many commuters are still stranded in cars on the highway, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city's top priority was to get food, water, and gasoline to them, according to USA Today.

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