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
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)
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(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. (Read more winter weather stories.)

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