Bitter cold strikes metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Frigid temperatures caused problems all across metro Atlanta Tuesday morning. Temperatures were in the single digits and wind chills below zero for many areas.

A water main broke and froze on the road in Buckhead.

In Lawrenceville, an entire wing of an elderly care home had to be evacuated. A sprinkler line froze, then leaked and poured icy water into a room in one of 130 beds here.

In Gwinnett County power crews trying to fix a pole after hit was hit by a truck ran into trouble. Jackson EMC's bucket truck froze up in the cold.

It's not expected to get above freezing until Wednesday afternoon.


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