Abandoned cars sit idle along Northside Parkway in Atlanta Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. State agencies including Georgia State Patrol, National Guard and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) HEROs ... more 
Abandoned cars sit idle along Northside Parkway in Atlanta Thursday Jan. 30, 2014. State agencies including Georgia State Patrol, National Guard and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) HEROs started using four-wheel-drive vehicles to transport motorists back to their vehicles from two metro Atlanta locations Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 to retrieve what the GSP numbered at nearly 2000 abandoned vehicles. As part of that effort, troopers and soldiers were refilling gas tanks and providing jumps to people with dead batteries so that stalled vehicles also could get moving. As the sun rose and the temperatures with it, interstate and state routes were passable everywhere around the city Thursday morning, according to Karlene Barron, spokeswoman for Georgia Department of Transportation. Nevertheless, state officials urged motorists around midday to stay off the road a little bit longer. Some people are still walking back to their cars on their own or backing up other vehicles to jump batteries, so drivers should slow down and watch for people out on foot. “We’re still seeing icy patches, if they have to go out just use extreme caution," Barron said. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Atlanta Journal & Constitution, John Spink
Thu, Jan 30, 2014 11:09 PM EST