Baby Born On Highway Amid Atlanta Snowstorm

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say they helped deliver a baby girl on a local freeway when snow and ice brought Amy and Nick Anderson’s car to a halt in traffic.

Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose says the baby girl, Grace Anderson, was delivered around 5:20 p.m. Tuesday as they were headed to Northside Hospital, according to the Sandy Springs Police Department.

Grace was delivered by her father, Nick Anderson, and Officer Tim Sheffield of the Sandy Springs Police Department, who was on the road to help drivers stranded by the icy conditions and asked the Andersons if they were having car troubles, WSB-TV reports.

“I said, ‘No, we’re having a baby,” said father, Nick Anderson.

Sheffield says he then saw the baby’s head, and just a few minutes later, Grace was born.

Traffic came to a halt in some areas as many ended their workdays early and tried navigating slippery highways throughout the region. The traffic on I-75 was fine, but I-285 was so backed-up that the Anderson family was forced to pull over.

Rose called the delivery “flawless” and said it happened without any complications.

Rose says an ambulance arrived just after the baby was delivered and the girl was taken to a local hospital.

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