ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Children across the Atlanta metro had to spend the night in school as school buses couldn't drive on the roads.
Students in Marietta, Cherokee County, Atlanta and Paulding County were some of the ones who had to stay sheltered in their schools.
About 500 students in Paulding County were stuck at the elementary, middle and high schools.
About 1,300 Douglas County students are sheltering in place. Other people driving in Douglas County and got stuck on the roads walked to the schools and are spending the night there.
According to the Cherokee County schools, roads are too bad to continue to send children home.
School spokesperson Carrie McGowan issued the following statement:
Due to buses being stranded by weather, traffic or impassible roads, the Superintendent has authorized the Transportation Department to temporarily suspend bus services-Until our roads are made safer, it isn't prudent to continue to put students on buses at this time. Students who are at school will remain there safely; a parent or guardian can pick their child up if they are able to travel. Schools will be in direct communication with parents of those students still in their care and are prepared to shelter students as necessary this evening. School buses currently in service on a route will be attempting to complete those routes and deliver students.