A women's basketball team stranded on a bus for more than a day during a massive snowstorm in upstate New York turned to social media to keep morale up, and to keep fans posted.
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The Niagara University team was returning from a game in Pittsburgh late Monday when they got stuck on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo, as several feet of snow pounded the area. Here's what happened in the hours they were stranded:
Things started to get bad Tuesday around 2 a.m., and the bus had to stop, Niagara players and coaches said.
Currently stuck in a blizzard...— jamie (@jimmbo_10) November 18, 2014
Five hours later, players tweeted that they were still stuck:
Omg we got on this bus around 11 o'clock we were suppose to get home in 3 hrs.. It is 7:03 am and still on the bus.. ???????? I just wanna sleep— Focused. (@sylvoslice24) November 18, 2014
But players tried to make the most of the situation:
Sleepover with the team on a bus in a blizzard!!! #StrandedInTheSnow— Emily Granruth (@emilygranruth) November 18, 2014
There was even a hashtag: #NUWBBstrandedonabus. And just for fun, players turned to selfies:
Twenty hours into being stranded in the snowstorm, one player reached out to fellow baller LeBron James for help. No word on whether he responded:
After nearly an entire day of being stranded, snacks showed up as players grew weary:
A plow arrives! Players tweeted that they were relieved and excited to see their ordeal moving towards and end:
Finally, help came:
WE HAVE BEEN RESCUED!!!!!!!— NiagaraWBB (@NiagaraWBB) November 19, 2014
Today around 6 a.m., players announced they were safe and headed home:
On our way back to campus now! pic.twitter.com/urg4bYAhiD— NiagaraWBB (@NiagaraWBB) November 19, 2014