Atlanta weather | Deal extends State of Emergency through Sunday

Gov. Nathan Deal extended the State of Emergency two additional days to go through Sunday night, his office said late Thursday.

The order was extended “to assure that all necessary resources are available for state agencies and local governments to clear roads and all other winter storm-related obstacles,” Deal’s office said in an emailed statement.

The Georgia State Patrol will begin towing vehicles that pose a safety risk to interstates at 9 p.m. Thursday. The state will cover the cost of towing if requested by troopers. Abandoned cars not posing a safety risk should be picked up by Sunday night, Deal’s office said.

Earlier in the day, Deal called for a review of the government's response to the traffic jam that followed Tuesday's snowfall.