Members of the Temple University women’s gymnastics team are among those stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike due to the big winter storm — but their coach says they’re doing fine.
Umme Salim-Beasley says the team’s bus has been stuck since Friday night about 80 miles from Pittsburgh. She says they left Philadelphia at about 2 p.m. Friday to try to beat the storm but ran into traffic.
The Duquesne men’s basketball team is also stuck on the Turnpike. Coach Jim Ferry says his guys were running out of leftover pizza.
Salim-Beasley says her team’s provisions are holding out. Fire department personnel brought them water — and they usually travel with a large amount of snacks “so those came in handy.”
Turnpike officials say some pockets of stranded motorists stretch back 2 or 3 miles. The National Guard has been mobilized to help and first responders are using ATVs to reach stuck motorists.