MEDINA, OH (WOIO) - A wicked snow storm trapped hundreds of travelers on roadways up and down the east coast over the weekend.
Christina McKee from Medina, Ohio was one of the local family members wondering if their loved ones had made it home safely through the nightmare of a storm.
Mckee's mother Robin Hooter had been in Ohio visiting and left the Medina area Friday morning. Hooter eventually became stuck on the West Virginia tollway around 4 p.m. Friday evening and was stranded for sixteen plus hours waiting out the storm with hundreds of others.
Hooter was headed home to Anderson, South Carolina with her little dog when they became stuck. McKee said Saturday afternoon "for two and a half hours I begged her please wait... you are going to hit the snow...the altitude is high there" but Hooter left anyways anxious to get home and became one of the hundreds stranded.
"All of a sudden the temperature dropped to 31 degrees...and the snow started pouring down... I mean it was coming down so hard. The snow kept getting higher and higher and when the snow plows started coming in - girl it was the biggest mess you ever seen!!!" said Hooter.
Many Ohio plates were among the stranded in West Virginia. Some of the vehicles had little children and elderly onboard and were running out of gas and food reports Hooter. "People were nice...they were asking do you have something to eat, do you have gas and said if you run out of gas just get in here with us."
Christina McKee called 19 Action News later Saturday evening and was happy to report that her mother and the dog had made it home safely after approximately thirty hours on the road.