Baby Born In Car Stranded In Gridlock During Icy Atlanta Storm

Wed, January 29, 2014 1:44pm EST by 7 Comments
Atlanta Snow Storm
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Thousands of Georgia drivers were stranded for over 24 hours on a snow and ice-covered interstate highway I-285 on Jan. 27 into Jan. 28. During the nightmare commuter situation, a miracle was born: a baby girl was safely delivered on the side of the road by a police officer.

Little baby Grace could not wait in the horrific gridlock affecting Atlanta, Georgia highways: her parents were en route to the hospital on Jan. 28 when her mother went into labor and they got stranded on the icy roads of I-285 and gridlock traffic. Officer Tim Sheffield of Sandy Springs Police assisted in delivering the baby, roadside!

Atlanta Snow Storm — Baby Born In Car On Interstate Due To Icy Roadway

Officer Sheffield barely made it to the pregnant mom’s car before the delivery.

“Fortunately he had his emergency lights on and people got out of his way,” Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose told the Associated Press. “The delivery was pretty flawless.”

Baby Grace was delivered safely, and paramedics were able to push through the gridlock to take the family to the hospital.

Southern Storm’s Icy Gridlock

Stranded Motorists Experience Nightmare Conditions In Southern Highway Gridlock

It only snowed about 2 inches in the Atlanta area on Jan. 27, — which has been uncharacteristically cold — but poor planning by government officials left the roads icy and unsalted, causing major accidents and unsafe driving conditions, subsequent traffic pile-ups that lasted 24 hours and counting.

Children were stranded in school buses, residents slept roadside in their cars, and truckers abandoned their 18-wheelers to seek shelter. Mayor Kasim Reed said the government’s top priority was getting food and water to stranded motorists and clearing the roads, reported USA Today.

Our thoughts are with the thousands of Southerners who are affected by this horrible storm!

– Kristine Hope Kowalski

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zariah

Posted at 9:15 AM on August 4, 2014  

she is so cute wander if justin will be there for his baby

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Singapore Car Lease

Posted at 4:52 AM on February 21, 2014  

Oh my god this is amazing..

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James

Posted at 5:07 PM on February 11, 2014  

People from Georgia are so gosh dang stupid.

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Jennifer Slater (@EnRouteBaby)

Posted at 7:45 PM on January 30, 2014  

If your expectant mom isn’t able to make it to the hospital in time, the first thing you need to do is place a large waterproof or disposal pad beneath her and get her into a comfortable position. Next, look for clean fabric: towels, t-shirts, anything. Baby will be slippery and cold. Then breathe! Babies who arrive this quickly are usually born without complication. “En Route Baby: What To Do When Baby Arrives Before Help Does,” p. 41. (Btw, the author of En Route Baby delivered her own baby on I-75 South as they were rushing toward Kennestone Hospital!)

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Jess

Posted at 3:08 PM on January 30, 2014  

Poor Baby!

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Laurie

Posted at 11:54 PM on January 29, 2014  

OMG people, learn to drive on ice! We do it all winter long here in Minnesota! It’s not rocket science, just slow down, ect, WHAT IDIOTS!!

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I agree

Posted at 4:26 AM on January 30, 2014  

2 inches of snow brought this city to a stand still? OK…if it’s rare and you watched the weather reports, you should have known better. Stay the H ell off the roads. Kinda like the people who refuse to leave in a hurricane. You knew it was coming…you only have your self to blame if you traveled too late. Now you expect the city officials to save you….SURE..they should travel in this crap to save you cause you didnt head the warning…They should risk THIER lives to save you cause after all they are just human also.

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