One woman who got stranded on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive says she thought she was going to die.
CHICAGO (AP) - One woman who got stranded on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive says she thought she was going to die.
Lindsey Wilson was among the people in at least 1,500 vehicles who got stuck last night on the Chicago highway, trapped by a heavy snow and a series of accidents. Some were there for as long as 12 hours, amid one of the worst snowstorms in the city's history.
Wilson says she joined a group of bus passengers who decided to walk -- but after getting 100 feet, she couldn't see anything -- including the bus she had just left. She made it back, and spent the night on the bus.
One man who was stuck on a bus says the driver kept yelling, "We are all gonna die." He says it wasn't clear if the driver was joking -- and "nobody thought it was funny."
At daybreak, the road looked like rush hour had been stopped in time.
Three lanes of cars cluttered the road, with snow as high as the windshields. Some were almost completely buried. Bulldozers worked to clear the snow from around the cars, and then they were towed out of the drifts.