Weather Strands Travelers At Truck Stop Near Lebo

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

An eastern Kansas truck stop that has often served as a safe place for stranded motorists is once again providing that service.

A trucker from Illinois stranded at the Beto Junction Travel Plaza near Lebo Tuesday morning describes the conditions as "straight hell."

Robert Branscecum of Campton, Ill., says he's been at the truck stop about 90 miles southwest of Kansas City since Monday night. He says snow is blowing and drifting, and cars and trucks are stuck in the parking lot.

Some truckers tried to leave but their big rigs also got stuck. Branscecum doesn't plan to try and get out until he's assured it's safe. But he's hoping to be home by Thursday after getting his load to Dallas.

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