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01/23/2016 10:34 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2016

East Coast Snowstorm Traps Drivers On Highways For Hours

Those stuck included a college men's basketball team.

Hundreds of motorists were stranded for hours over Friday night as a deadly winter storm raged on the East coast, affecting more than 85 million people in 20 states.

Many were trapped on two separate roadways in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, local news and weather outlets reported.

Among those trapped along the Pennsylvania Turnpike were the Duquesne University men's basketball team, who were stuck for at least 12 hours on a bus traveling to Pittsburgh from Fairfax, Virginia. 

The National Guard has been called out to help drivers who had been stranded through the night, the Associated Press reports.

Some stranded drivers took to Twitter to post pictures of the stationary vehicles.

Drivers were also stuck on I-75 in Kentucky for more than 10 hours and were delivered food by The Red Cross, The Weather Channel reported. The backup was about 35 miles long and The Red Cross delivered food to those who were stranded, according to CNN.

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