On the Beat in Bluffton

Thursday, February 6, 2014

N-B Feedback: Bluffton couple trapped in Atlanta

Elmer and Marcia Pate could sleep for about 15 minutes before the 14-degree temperature broke into their trapped car, where the two huddled beneath a blanket.
They couldn’t drive; they couldn’t idle for long without running out of gas, and no one could rescue them.
They were essentially trapped — along with thousands of others beside a city of almost 445,000 people.
The Bluffton couple spent about 21 hours in Atlanta in late January — including about nine hours stuck on a freeway — after three inches of snow and ice virtually shut down the city.

Learn more about their story in the Thursday, Feb. 6, News-Banner, and share your own travel horror stories in the comments section.

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