Video: Snowstorm strands Akron trucker 35+ hours on Buffalo interstate

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AKRON, Ohio —  A truck driver from Akron has been stuck for more than 35 hours in the wintry Buffalo weather.

Doug Still, 55, was on his way back to Ohio from Buffalo late Monday night on Interstate 90 westbound when the storm hit.

At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Still said he was about 15 miles south of the downtown area, and his photos show he is buried in snow. He said he’s been stuck for more than 35 hours.

He said he’s just one of 75 big rigs and other vehicles on his stretch of road that are under more than five feet of snow.

Unlike the drivers of many cars around him, he said, he’s still got gas.

“It’s really bad up here,” he said. “I’ve got five feet of snow on both sides of the truck, blowing and drifting, up to 10-foot snow drifts all around me.”

Still said he and other truck drivers have been checking on several other stranded vehicles, like a car that ran out of fuel in front of him Tuesday night. The family inside was taken to a local shelter.

While the National Guard is in the area, Still said the remaining drivers stuck on the interstate won’t likely won’t be freed before Thursday.

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