ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Georgia are still working to get food, water, gas and blankets to people who've been stranded in their cars since yesterday afternoon's winter storm.

Police and National Guard troops, meanwhile, are working to escort home the children who were stuck overnight at their schools. Hundreds more spent the night on school buses.

It's not clear just when all of the stranded vehicles will be off the roads in the Atlanta area. Temperatures aren't expected to be above freezing for very long, so the roads might not have a chance to thaw.

At least six people died in traffic accidents, including five in Alabama.

The Alabama governor's office says rescue personnel and medics in state aircraft have been flying over Jefferson and Shelby counties, conducting search and rescue missions for stranded motorists.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.