Duquesne men's basketball team bus gets stuck on highway in blizzard
Traveling back to Pittsburgh after its Friday game at George Mason, Duquesne's team bus got stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike due to the blizzard that has been affecting most of the East Coast this weekend.
According to ESPN:
Duquesne coach Jim Ferry texted ESPN's Andy Katz that the bus is approximately 80 miles from Pittsburgh and that "We r holding up. Bus is warm. Everyone is tired."
The Duquesne Athletics Twitter account said they were "safe on warm bus" at about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, after nine hours in the same spot.
UPDATE: As of 7:30 p.m., Duquesne is finally on the move after sitting on the interstate for 22 hours. It took 15 players, coaches and staff members to push the bus:
Here's more from Twitter as the team chronicled their time stuck on the bus:
Who should push the bus?— Duquesne Equipment (@DuqEquipment) January 23, 2016
UPDATE: The walk ons got voted to push the bus pic.twitter.com/D6C2UI9RXc— Duquesne Equipment (@DuqEquipment) January 23, 2016
Just stepped off the bus | at least 18" of snow outside the door pic.twitter.com/F0aSPZFbWK— Duquesne Athletics (@GoDuquesne) January 23, 2016
Our bus with accumulation on the roof pic.twitter.com/4MhM8Onobl— Duquesne Athletics (@GoDuquesne) January 23, 2016
We're not in this alone! Dukes hanging out with middle schoolers from Iowa on the bus stuck next to us pic.twitter.com/8vBWa1x68c— Duquesne Basketball (@DuqMBB) January 23, 2016