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MI residents stranded for 28 hours in East Coast storm

Courtesy: Darren Haines Courtesy: Darren Haines
Courtesy: Darren Haines Courtesy: Darren Haines
Firefighters deliver pizza to the stranded students. Courtesy: Ashlianna Kreiner Firefighters deliver pizza to the stranded students. Courtesy: Ashlianna Kreiner
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A trip to Washington, DC for dozens of Michigan residents turned into quite a tale after getting stuck for more than a day on the Pennsylvania Turnpike courtesy of a winter storm that hammered the East Coast.

A Jag Motorcoach bus was bringing demonstrators from Saginaw, West Branch, Cadillac and Gaylord to Washington for a Right to Life March.

They arrived Friday morning, and left DC at around 5:30 p.m. At around 10 p.m. their journey home came to a standstill after getting stuck in a traffic jam.

47 people were stuck on that bus all day Saturday waiting for the snow to stop, and traffic to move.

"Oh my goodness, thank goodness we're going home," said Jacinta Kreiner. "It was a big relief!"

Kreiner was a part of the demonstrators heading back to Michigan who were trapped.

Late Saturday night the National Guard did bring some food and water, but it wasn’t until Sunday at 2:30 a.m. the wheels started rolling again.

"We were like, oh come on, you've got to be kidding me, we almost made it," Kreiner said.

When the bus neared its Gaylord destination, local police escorted the bus to the meeting location.

"Not being able to bathe or brush your teeth, everybody was getting grubby in there," Kreiner said.

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