Weather curtails TV broadcast of UNC at Georgia Tech

stovar@charlotteobserver.comJanuary 29, 2014 

Winter Weather

In this aerial photo, abandoned cars at I-75 headed northbound near the Chattahoochee River overpass are piled up in the median of the ice-covered interstate after a winter snow storm , Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said early Wednesday that the National Guard was sending military Humvees onto Atlanta's snarled freeway system in an attempt to move stranded school buses and get food and water to people. Georgia State Patrol troopers headed to schools where children were hunkered down early Wednesday after spending the night there, and transportation crews continued to treat roads and bring gas to motorists, Deal said.


ESPN canceled Wednesday's broadcast of the North Carolina at Georgia Tech men's basketball game.

The game is still played, with the Tar Heels winning 78-65.

According to a Georgia Tech release, ACC policy dictates that the only reason to cancel a game is if conditions affect the safety of teams or officials.

ESPN crews were unable to safely get their equipment to McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, where traffic has been snarled since Tuesday's winter storm.

UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner said road conditions around the arena were poor. He added before the game that team officials were still considering options on how to get the Tar Heels safely back to Chapel Hill following the game.

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