Baby Born in Icy Atlanta Traffic Jam

Cops deliver baby girl as snow snarls traffic

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 29, 2014 2:26 AM CST

(Newser) – Police in suburban Atlanta say they helped deliver a baby girl along a highway when snow and ice brought traffic to a crawl and sometimes a halt. Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose says the baby girl was delivered late yesterday afternoon. It's unclear if her parents were headed to the hospital when they got stuck in the horn-honking snarl that caused 30-minute commutes to turn into hours-long odysseys.

Traffic came to a halt along major arteries as many ended their workdays early and tried navigating slippery highways that rarely are covered in snow. Rose, who calls the delivery "flawless," says an ambulance arrived just after the baby was delivered and the girl was taken to a local hospital.

A winter storm all but paralyzed the Deep South  yesterday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places.
A winter storm all but paralyzed the Deep South yesterday, bringing snow, ice and teeth-chattering cold, with temperatures in the teens in some places.   (AP Photo/The Marietta Daily Journal, Kelly J. Huff)
Traffic inches along the connector of Interstate's 75 and 85 as snow blankets Metro Atlanta yesterday afternoon.
Traffic inches along the connector of Interstate's 75 and 85 as snow blankets Metro Atlanta yesterday afternoon.   (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray)
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