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Three hundred stranded at Greyhound bus station

The area's record snowfall stranded 300 people at the District's Greyhound bus station, according to officials with the American Red Cross .

The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region contracted with the Hardee's restaurant in the bus station to provide lunch and dinner for the passengers and crew until Red Cross vehicles are able to get there, officials said.

Officials said the Red Cross will reassess the situation to determine if an overnight shelter needs to be established at the site.

Red Cross officials said once travel is safe they will go to the station to provide cots, blankets and refreshments to the stranded passengers.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 19, 2009; 4:17 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Safety  
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and why were they even at the Greyhound station today?? Did they not see the weather outside or they just chose to ignore it...

if they are stranded, they got what they deserve.

Posted by: skaterman2297 | December 19, 2009 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I guess people assumed that a bus could possibly handle the roads.

Posted by: pikamander007 | December 19, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Call 443-285-8888 x1 and find out what a heinous company MICROS SYSTEMS of Columbia, MD is........

We're clogging roads filled with emergency workers so call center drones can tell waiters and hotel employees how to do their jobs without pencil and paper.......

Call the CEO Tom Gia...somthing... at 443.956.8739 and tell him where to go......

Posted by: mdexpat | December 19, 2009 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Maybe this is as far as the bus they were on could make it before the weather got to extreme. People do have to connect through this station to other destinations

Posted by: carlos10 | December 19, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

This is soon going to be A Serious Situation. No more effing around with things. Where are the clear and reliable updates about which roads will be ploughed, which ones are going to be? That DPW site is for s. Where are the people asking the hard questions of our elected leaders about their intentions to plough? In DC? In Va?


Posted by: sugarstreet | December 19, 2009 5:48 PM | Report abuse

when it is "safe to travel", the people won't need the help any more, they will travel away :-[

Posted by: schneebaum | December 19, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

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