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12:01 PM, Jan 29, 2014   |    comments
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(WXIA) - Thousands of people were stranded on roads and freeways overnight and school, churches and stores opened their doors to help warm their neighbors.

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A number of churches opened their doors for those who have been stranded in the storm, including Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell Street in Marietta; Cedarcrest Church, 4600 Cobb Parkway in Acworth; Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road in Marietta and Woodstock First Baptist Church at 11905 Highway 92 in Woodstock.

North Metro Church at 2305 Barrett Parkway in Marietta also offered shelter for stranded motorists. Marietta Vineyard Church at 2060 Lower Roswell Road in Marietta had room for up to 30 people as an overnight warming station. First Baptist Church Marietta at 148 Church Street, one block from the Marietta Square, opened their Family Life Center as a warming center for stranded motorists.

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In Douglas County, the Primrose on Brookmont at 4460 Brookmont Parkway opened its doors for stranded motorists, as did Douglasville 1st United Methodist Church at 6167 Prestley Mill Road in Douglasville.

The City of Sandy Springs opened the Hammond Park Gym -- located at 705 Hammond Drive -- to serve as a shelter for stranded motorists. The city says they are coordinating with the American Red Cross on efforts.

Officials in the City of Smyrna opened the Smyrna Community Center at 200 Village Green Circle, near Atlanta Road for stranded motorists.

All Cobb and Fulton County Fire Stations opened their doors as shelters for those in need. Just show up there, and firefighters will be more than happy to provide assistance.

The Home Depot has announced several metro Atlanta stores remained open overnight to provide shelter for stranded motorists. The locations included Kennesaw, Merchants Walk, Tilly Mill, Woodstock, Decatur, Cumberland, Cascade, Sandy Springs, Acworth, Buckhead, Roswell, Austell, Sandy Plains and Powder Springs.

A limited number of Kroger and Target stores also offered shelter to stranded motorists.

Steve Rayman Chevrolet on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna offered a warm place to stay for anyone who needs shelter from the cold.

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