Baby born on Ga. freeway during wintry traffic jam

Published On: Jan 29 2014 04:39:57 AM EST

AP photo by John Amis

A pedestrian makes her way along a downtown sidewalk with traffic snarling behind her
as people try to beat the snow accumulating on the streets in Atlanta on Tuesday.


While snow and ice brought commuters to a halt Tuesday, one baby girl decided she just could not wait.

Police in suburban Atlanta say they helped deliver a baby girl on a local freeway when snow and ice brought traffic to a crawl.

Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose says the baby girl was delivered around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday and it's unclear if her parents were headed to the hospital when they got stuck in the traffic jam.

Traffic came to a halt in some areas as many ended their workdays early and tried navigating slippery highways throughout the region.

Rose called the delivery "flawless" and said it happened without any complications.

Rose says an ambulance arrived just after the baby was delivered and the girl was taken to a local hospital. The parents' identities have not been released and it's unclear which hospital the girl was taken to.


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