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Albany resident stuck in last week's storm speaks out

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Marie Watson-Allen says her phone keep her connected to the world while she was stuck for 23 hours on Atlanta roadways when that tragic storm hit last week, coating highways in ice.

She's relieved to be back home in Albany.

"I just wanted to kiss the floor," says Albany resident Marie Watson-Allen.

Watson-Allen was one of thousands stuck during Atlanta's nasty ice storm that crippled the area. She's hoping that officials will collaborate better next time, and set up some kind of alert system.

"The snow just didn't fall in Atlanta, there should have been better collaboration regionally, to get the roads taken care of prior to and during the event," says Watson-Allen.

She says she was surprised she didn't see any salt or sand trucks out on the roads.

" I saw when I was parked overnight, there were emergency vehicles coming up that had the flashing lights on them and I thought we were about to get help, that maybe they would hand treat the road, but all I saw them do was turn and go down I-75," she says.

Luckily social media kept people connected, and she was able to have her car towed by this man. Another stranger brought her pop tarts and water.

"That was such a blessing, there was so many good things that came out of this situation that I wouldn't change a thing."

Watson-Allen was in Atlanta for a trade show when the storm hit. It took her 23 hours to travel 12 miles to her hotel room.

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