The snowstorm that hit the state of Georgia was one that not only gained the attention of neighboring states, but national headlines as several thousands motorists were stuck on highways. Many motorists were in sub-freezing conditions on various interstates and some decided to take their chances to with leaving their cars, trucks, and vans.
But, many reports were circulating that vehicles left on the interstate were being ticketed & being towed, leaving drivers not knowing where their vehicles were going to be taken. We have been in contact with several counties and have all the details below, courtesy of CBS Atlanta:
Georgia state agencies will help stranded drivers return to their vehicles Thursday. In addition, DeKalb County says it will waive towing fees for its stranded drivers.
DeKalb County waived fees
DeKalb county will waive towing fees for those who were stranded on a DeKalb County roadway because of the winter weather.
Stranded drivers will have until midnight Friday to pick up their vehicles from towing lots.
The following lots will waive fees:
- Brown and Brown
- South DeKalb
If your car is still on a road in Atlanta, there will be two staging areas for transport starting at 10 a.m.
I-20 and I-285 west
Drivers who left their cars on I-20 and I-285 west should report to the Westlake MARTA station parking area at 80 Anderson Ave. SW.
I-75, top end of I-285 and Downtown Connector
Drivers who left their cars on I-75, the top end of I-285 and the Downtown Connector (I-75/I-85) should report to the Mount Paran Church parking area at 2055 Mount Paran Rd.
Once at the staging areas, officials will transport you to your car in four-wheel drive.
Gas and dead batteries
Officials will provide fuel for drivers who ran out of gas and also help with dead batteries.
Help with cars towed in Atlanta
Georgia State Patrol will have a database to help drivers find cars that have been towed and provide transportation to the facility.
Make sure and bring your car keys and driver’s license to check in.
Transportation will be provided by the Georgia State Patrol, National Guard and Department of Transportation.