A check of some of Atlanta's credit unions revealed that manywill be closed Wednesday due to the winter storm that has caused thick sheets of ice to blanketmost of the city's major roadways.

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The $1.3 billion Associated Credit Union in Norcross, Ga., said all of itsbranches will be closed Wednesday, according to its website.

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The $950 million Georgia United Credit Union in Duluth, Ga.,posted a notice on its website saying it will be closed Wednesdaywith plans to reopen on Thursday.

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As safety allows, staff will report at the Georgia Credit UnionAffiliates in Duluth, Ga., Wednesday.

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“Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, GCUAwill be delayed opening today. Staff will report as safety allowsbut we will likely be running a skeleton crew. Key areas are beingcovered by remote access” the GCUA said on its website.

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Following the lead of most of the school systems in themetropolitan Atlanta area and surrounding communities, the $1.7billion Georgia's Own Credit Union in Atlanta, said all of itsbranches will be closed Wednesday as a safety precaution for itsemployees and members. However, the credit union said its onlineservices will be available during this time.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has issued a state of emergency for theentire state after a winter storm slammed into many areas Tuesdaybringing with it at least two inches of snow, which quickly turnedinto ice as the temperature dropped down into the 20s andteens.

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Gridlock was created on most of Atlanta's major highways Tuesdaywhen employers and school districts began early dismissals.According to many local media reports, as of this morning, somedrivers have been stranded on those roads for up to 18 hours.

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Some of those stranded including children on schoolbuses who were forced to spend the night on those buses. Inother parts of the city, students had to spend the night at theirschools because roads were too dangerous for buses to drive on.

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During a press conference held Wednesday morning, Atlanta MayorKasim Reed said the Department of Transportation will be movingmore of its trucks out today to salt the roads. Reed also providedan update on the storm's aftermath saying there were more than 700accidents reported but no fatalities.

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