Still freezing in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Atlanta have been hoping for above-freezing temperatures today to help melt some ice and snow from slick highways. But at Atlanta's airport, the temperature was still just 19 degrees at around 9 a.m. today.

School districts and state and local governments from northwest Georgia to the state's coast have announced that offices and classrooms will stay closed today.

Tuesday's snow and ice storm turned freeways into parking lots and left some people stranded in their vehicles for at least a day.

Traffic is moving again around Atlanta, but officials are warning that the ice-covered roads are still a threat. They're warning that snow and slush melt will likely refreeze, creating another big ice rink.

Area temperatures are expected to drop to about 15 degrees overnight tonight before rising to 50 degrees tomorrow.

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144-a-10-(Mayor Kasim (kah-SEEM') Reed, D-Atlanta, in interview)-"severe weather events"-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says an important lesson has been learned following the ice and snow that crippled the area. COURTESY: NBC's "Today" Show. ((mandatory on-air credit)) (30 Jan 2014)

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142-a-09-(Mayor Kasim (kah-SEEM') Reed, D-Atlanta, in interview)-"with their family"-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says at this time, the streets within his city are clear. COURTESY: NBC's "Today" Show. ((mandatory on-air credit)) (30 Jan 2014)

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APPHOTO GAATJ101: The Downtown Atlanta skyline looms over a barren Connector on Wednesday evening Jan. 29, 2014. Roads were in pretty good shape late Wednesday and most people were staying off the roads. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ben Gray) (4 Sep 2013)

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