Teens spend 23 hours stranded on Pennsylvania turnpike

Falling snow veils a pro-life portrait 11 local teenagers captured while waiting out the record snowstorm that trapped them on a Pennsylvania turnpike as they tried to return home from the Jan. 22 “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy of Sarah Herrlin

Falling snow veils a pro-life portrait 11 local teenagers captured while waiting out the record snowstorm that trapped them on a Pennsylvania turnpike as they tried to return home from the Jan. 22 “March for Life” in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy of Sarah Herrlin

When snow falls, young people play. They sled, they throw snowballs, they make snow angels. And that’s just what 11 local teenagers did when they were stranded with hundreds of other travelers on a Pennsylvania turnpike last weekend during an epic snowstorm that paralyzed the eastern states.

“We’re hearty Minnesotans. Three feet of snow’s not gonna bother us,” said John Sanislo, a junior at Blaine High School.

Sanislo was part of an Epiphany Catholic Church youth group that traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Jan. 22 pro-life march there with 200 other Archdiocesan youth group members from the Twin Cities.

When the group boarded the bus for the ride home to Minnesota that Friday evening, a massive dump of snow stopped them in their tracks when a car crash on the turnpike had them stranded for 23 hours.

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