Nov 18, 2014 5:22 PM
Early winter pummels much of country, strands cars
The Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A state official says about 150 vehicles were stranded on a four-mile section of the New York State Thruway because of lake-effect snow, but all the passenger cars are expected to be freed by 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Dan Weiller of the Thruway Authority says many vehicles have been removed but he was unable to give exact numbers.
The coach of the Niagara University women's basketball team said by cellphone at 6 p.m. Tuesday that the team's bus had been stuck on the Thruway since 1 a.m.
Weiller said the speed and ferocity of the snow caused it to pile up 3- to 4-feet high, creating a "challenging situation."