New Yorkers tell of hours stranded on snowy roads

Sunday - 2/10/2013, 1:04am EST

Stranded vehicles litter the roadway along Route 25 in Lake Grove, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. Many people abandoned their vehicles along Long Island roadways after they became stuck in the rapidly falling snow. Frist responders rescued a number of people from stranded cars, some having spent the night in frigid temperatures. (AP Photo/Newsday, Ed Betz) NYC LOCALS OUT; NO SALES

FRANK ELTMAN
Associated Press

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Stranded for hours on a snow-covered road, Priscilla Arena prayed, took out a sheet of loose-leaf paper and wrote what she thought might be her last words to her husband and children.

She told her 9 1/2-year-old daughter, Sophia, she was "picture-perfect beautiful." And she advised her 5
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