Gov Deal Apologizes For Lack of Storm Prep

This morning, the icy roads that froze Atlanta to a standstill continue to thaw out.

This as Georgia’s Governor tries to alleviate criticism about his response to the south's "snowpocalypse."

"I accept responsibility for the fact that we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences."

Governor Nathan Deal came out strong on Thursday.

"I’m not going to look for a scapegoat. I’m the governor. The buck stops with me."

A sharp contrast to his role in the blame game the morning after the storm.

"The national weather service had continually had their modeling showing that the city of Atlanta would not be the primary area where the storm would hit."

Governor deal ordered an internal review for the state's delayed response to Tuesday’s crisis.

Take a look at this traffic map from that day the smooth flow of traffic, in green, quickly grinding to a halt in just an hour turning deep red the color of gridlock.

"Straighten' up your wheel!"

Throughout Thursday, people came back to claim their abandoned cars.

"All right, your vehicle was towed by S&W."

State troopers and the National Guard helping transport people to the more than 2,000 vehicles strewn alongside roads and highways.

"I give them an A in spite of all the F's, this is an A and I thank them."

Overnight, state troopers scoured the roadways towing away any remaining cars not yet claimed.

Today the cleanup is moving forward.

Even though some neighborhood streets are still sheets of ice. a 14-year-old girl lost part of her leg Thursday on one such street after the abandoned car she was standing behind was struck by another car.

"I think it's been a big wake-you will call. I think it's going to cause all of us to be more aggressive in terms of declaring states of emergency."

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