Truckers come to aid of motorists trapped by storm

| 2/27/2003

Truckers came to the rescue of stranded motorists after a winter storm hit Arkansas earlier this week, according to media reports.

The Associated Press reported truckdrivers went down I-40 knocking on car windows and checking on drivers, some of whom were stranded up to 10 hours on the highway. The slowdown occurred after another truck jackknifed on the slippery pavement.

“My stomach was growling because I hadn't eaten anything,'” motorist Renee Lewis told The AP. “That man went back to his cab. He brought us chips, cupcakes, baked chicken and rice. I cannot believe somebody took the time to do that.”

The storm put more than 12 inches of snow on Arkansas as it spread out over the south-central United States. Roads were closed in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama and at least 14 people died of weather-related causes.