Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

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Major arteries in the South — I-285, I-85, I-75 and I-20 in Atlanta and I-65, I-20/59 and I-459 in Birmingham — at times in the last 24 hours have looked like parking lots, rather than open highways, and thousands were left stranded on the road over night in both cities.

The conditions have carried over into Wednesday, too, as parts of I-75, I-85, I-285 and I-20 in Atlanta remain stopped or closed due to road conditions or accidents and parts of I-65 and I-20/59 in Birmingham are entering their second day of full standstill, due to road conditions, crashes and closures.

National Guard troops in both states have been dispatched, and authorities in both Atlanta and Birmingham are asking cars and trucks to stay off the roads. 

Below are a few photos of the weather gathered from Twitter and from local news sources. If you’re there or if anyone has sent you pictures of their experience, let us see them — Click here to upload them.

Click here read see a list of road closures from WSB in Atlanta, which include chunks of the city’s major interstates.

Click here to see a list of road closures from WVTM in Birmingham, which include a nearly 30-mile stretch of I-65.

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