Newly-released 911 calls show desperation during storm - CBS46 News

Newly-released 911 calls show desperation, frustration during ice storm

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Atlanta emergency officials just released some of the 911 calls from the storm.

Of course, we're on the other side of that storm now, safe and sound.

But at the time it was surprising, and frightening, for many people on the roads in and around Atlanta.

The two inches of snow that fell iced over quickly, causing major gridlock everywhere and stranding drivers in their cars for hours.

However, it took a while before many people realized what was happening, and that there was nowhere to go.

Here, the driver of a semi stuck on a hill called 911 desperate for help:

Caller: My truck won't make it up the hill, and it's sliding back ma'am.

911: We're gonna get someone out to you, OK?

Caller: OK, ma'am. Hurry up.

911: OK. Are you OK?

Caller: I'm panicking.

911: OK, don't panic. Just try to calm down.

Caller: Please, please, please, please!

The state's insurance commissioner says claims for damaged homes and vehicles just from last Tuesday's storm are now an estimated $10 million and are expected to increase.

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