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Community Center, Stores, Homes Open For Stranded Motorists

The community center is located in the Market Village just off of Atlanta Road.

The Smyrna Community Center will serve as temporary shelter for people stranded by Tuesday's winter storm. Credit: Patch File Photo
The Smyrna Community Center will serve as temporary shelter for people stranded by Tuesday's winter storm. Credit: Patch File Photo
UPDATE (12:11 a.m., Wednesday): All RaceTrac locations in Georgia are remaining open to serve people free hot chocolate and coffee. You are more than welcome to use the restrooms, grab a bite to eat, and wait it out in the parking lot if you have a car. 

UPDATE (11:57 p.m.): 
Cobb County spokesman Robert Quigley has confirmed with patch that motorists who are stranded without warm air in Cobb County should call 911. All Cobb County fire stations are open tonight for use as shelters by those affected by the storm.

UPDATE (11:42 p.m.): 
The Kroger located at Kroger 3300 Cobb Pkwy. is also open for folks who need a warm place to stay tonight.

If you know of a business that is currently open and serving as a shelter, please leave a comment on this article.


UPDATE (11:32 p.m.): 
People who are still stuck in the Cumberland area can spend the night at the Home Depot on 2450 Cumberland Pkwy., reports CBS Atlanta News.

ORIGINAL STORY (11:28 p.m.): 
The Smyrna Community Center has been opened to allow people stranded by today's winter storm a place to stay overnight.

In addition, a Facebook Group called SnowedOutAtlanta has been set up for people seeking shelter and for people offering shelter and vehicles to help their fellow residents who are in distress due to Tuesday's winter storms.

If you would like to offer your home as a shelter for those stranded by the storm, please add your address to the map that can be found at this link.

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