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Golf buddies from Michiana stuck for 15 hours on I-75

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Bill Musser from Syracuse, and his golf buddies Rich Dick and Bob Krezinghaus try to escape Michiana winters every year by taking a trip to Florida.  Their timing was a bit off this year, though.  They escaped the deep freeze here only to be caught in the gridlock caused by a rare snow and ice storm down south.

They were well on their way from Indiana to Florida when they got stuck in a major traffic jam on I-75.  "We got to Kennesaw, which is about 20 miles north of Atlanta when all of the sudden everything came to a halt," Musser says.  "I mean a dead stop."

Musser says they moved just an eighth of a mile between 10:00pm Tuesday night and 1:00pm Wednesday afternoon.  Not knowing how long they'd be stopped, they decided to conserve the half tank of gas they had at that point.  They'd run the car for awhile, warm up, then turn it off.  "Then we were really getting worried because we were down to a quarter of a tank just when they started opening up the roads," he says.

How did they pass the 15 hours in the car?  They spent time reading and playing games on their smart-phones.  Musser says thanks to some good Samaritans living near the interstate they stayed hydrated.  "Just great people," Mussar said.  "We saw everybody from high school kids to guys just coming down with knapsacks asking if we needed anything."

The trio is on to Florida now, where the only thing to worry about is their golf game.

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