Officer helps deliver baby born on Atlanta highway during snow-caused traffic jam

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by CBS News

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Posted on January 30, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 30 at 12:33 PM

ATLANTA -- Traffic is slowly returning to normal in Atlanta on Thursday, two days after a crippling snow storm. While thousands of drivers were stranded in their cars during the storm on Tuesday, there was one person who was in a very big hurry.

Amy Anderson and her husband Nick Anderson were expecting their third child next week, but around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Amy called her husband with some news

"She was in a little bit of panic mode,” he said. “She had already started having contractions. They were about 10 minutes apart."

Nick rushed to their home in an Atlanta suburb and loaded his pregnant wife and two older daughters into the car.

On any other day, it would have been just a couple minutes drive to the hospital, but once they got on the interstate, it was total gridlock.

"I think at that point reality started to set in that we aren't going to make it,” said Nick. “So I called 911 and the operator was super helpful and she was very calm and relaxed and said she was going to talk us through it."

Luckily, the Andersons wouldn't have to deliver their baby alone.

Officer Tim Sheffield was responding to a call in the area when he noticed that Nick Anderson was standing outside his car.

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