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January 28, 2014

GSP: Hundreds of crashes reported statewide

ATLANTA — Law enforcement agencies throughout Georgia responded to hundreds of crashes as snow fell throughout the region and drivers spent hours struggling through commutes that would typically take minutes.

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.

 

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