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WI truck driver stuck in New York snow

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OGEMA (WQOW) -- A truck driver from Wisconsin was stuck in his rig for more than 24 hours New York.

Ryan Page from Ogema, west of Rhinelander, was taking a shipment through the Buffalo, NY area.

"Basically I rolled in, it's usually one to two feet, that's what the weather prediction was showing. So we rolled in and it was snowing two to three inches on the hood when I went to bed, and woke up with three feet on the hood."

Page says the snow got so deep that he couldn't open the driver's side door of his truck.

Eventually, emergency crews dug him out Wednesday morning.

He's now staying at a fire house in the Buffalo area, unsure of when he'll be able to get home.

"They said the travel bans could be as late as Saturday. Right now it's a minimum of 24 to 48 hours and that's just to get the travel bans up to where the roads would be opened, and my truck's about 150 feet off the road in chest deep snow."

Page says he feels like he's one of the lucky ones after hearing stories about other rescues that firefighters have made.
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