- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The miles-long backup of vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania included a church group from Indiana.

Father Shaun Whittington says he and his 96 parishioners, mostly teenagers, were on their way home from the March for Life in Washington D.C. when the turnpike turned into a snowy parking lot at about 9 p.m. Friday.

Whittington said they had enough gas to keep the buses running and enough DVDs to keep the kids entertained until nearly noon Saturday, when plows and haulers finally arrived.

He said, “We’ve been warm and we’ve had food, we’ve watched some movies and slept and prayed. Everybody’s in good spirits.”

And he says it was a surprise, but not scary, because “We’re on a pilgrimage, there’s going to be suffering with that.”

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