Church Houses Motorists Marooned On I-35

SANGER (December 8, 2013) Travelers forced off an icy stretch of Interstate 35 in North Texas were directed to several shelters set up quickly in the town of Sanger, about 40 miles north of Dallas.

Erin Claiborne, a pharmacist in Bartlesville, Okla., arrived at a church shelter late Friday night with her husband and 14-year-old daughter.

They were headed from Bartlesville to DFW Airport, about 300 miles away, and the shelter was a much better option than the treacherous highway, where she says vehicles were on the side of the road, in ditches, overturned or just abandoned.

Karen Perry, one of the Sanger Church of Christ members caring for marooned travelers, said about 100 people spent Friday night and they were expecting some to be with them for at least another night.

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