MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This weekend’s winter storm is dropping record snow in major cities in the northeast — shutting down New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky. Towns along the New Jersey shore saw coastal flooding through the streets.READ MORE: Wife Of Hockey Ref, Who Died From COVID, Thinks He Contracted It During Carver Co. Games
Vehicles also came to a halt on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday night. Some people are still stranded — including several buses of students from the Twin Cities.
A group of 200 teenagers from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for an anti-abortion rally, according to Burnsville resident Liz Wilson — the mother of two of the teens.READ MORE: Court Hears Motions In Derek Chauvin Trial; Jury Selection Paused For At Least A Day
They have been stuck on the turnpike since 8 p.m. Friday night. Late Saturday evening, they were able to hit the road again and started back towards Minnesota.
Kiera Wilson is from Burnsville. She was stranded on a bus 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.
“I’m getting a little bored,” she told WCCO over the phone. “I had a lot of homework to do, but it’s getting sweaty, and all we’ve been eating is chips and granola bars.”MORE NEWS: 'Summer During Winter': Minnesotans Enjoy Unseasonable Temps On #Top10WxDay
Wilson said the group was able to get off the turnpike at around 8 p.m. Saturday — almost exactly 24 hours since they stopped. She said they’ll keep driving until they make it back to St. Paul.