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  • Snowstorm strands Niagara basketball team on bus for nearly 30 hours

    Danielle Elliot at The Dagger2 days ago

    Losing to Pittsburgh on Monday night was bad enough, but the Niagara women's basketball team's night was about to get much worse.

    Their ride home, which should have taken about four hours, turned into a 30-hour debacle.

    The bus pulled out of Pittsburgh around 10 p.m. Three hours later it ran straight into the massive storm that blanketed western New York in more than 60 inches of snow. They were completely stranded by 2 a.m., sitting along the side of the road in West Seneca, N.Y.

    The team tweeted messages to local police, the Weather Channel, state troopers, even Dickie V. – anyone who might be able to get the word out that they needed to be rescued.

    For those of you keeping track at home: We have spent a total of 12 hours on the bus, 8 of those in the same exact position. #BuffaloSnow

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