Owensboro Catholic Students Stranded in Pennsylvania for Hours

Published 01/23 2016 06:48PM

Updated 01/23 2016 07:02PM

Traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike isn't uncommon - but being stuck for 19 hours is a different story.

"I don't think anyone really knew what was going on. I just think it was one of those things where they were totally unprepared,” said Father Ken Geraci.

Father Ken and a group of students from Owensboro Catholic were driving back from the March for Life in Washington D.C. Friday afternoon when their charter bus got stuck in traffic in Pennsylvania.

The problem? An accident involving two semi-trucks that backed traffic up for 30 miles - and with the heavy snow coming down, everything came to a halt.

"We didn't really freak out, but we're kind of scared because we all just want to go home, really," said Emily Linn.

They ended up waiting 19 hours before they were finally freed around 2 p.m. Friday.

"Beautiful, amazing, the best feeling ever."
"We all started screaming. We're all super excited."

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