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(NEW YORK) — A women’s basketball team stranded on a bus for more than a day during a massive snowstorm in upstate New York turned to social media to keep morale up, and to keep fans posted.

The Niagara University team was returning from a game in Pittsburgh late Monday when they got stuck on the New York State Thruway near Buffalo, as several feet of snow pounded the area.

Things started to get bad Tuesday around 2 a.m., and the bus had to stop, Niagara players and coaches said.

Five hours later, players tweeted that they were still stuck:

Omg we got on this bus around 11 o’clock we were suppose to get home in 3 hrs.. It is 7:03 am and still on the bus.. 😩😩😢😭 I just wanna sleep

— Focused. (@sylvoslice24) November 18, 2014

But players tried to make the most of the situation:

Sleepover with the team on a bus in a blizzard!!! #StrandedInTheSnow

— Emily Granruth (@emilygranruth) November 18, 2014

There was even a hashtag: #NUWBBstrandedonabus.

After nearly an entire day of being stranded, snacks showed up:

Thanks to these Niagara Falls citizens/first responders that brought us drinks & snacks! pic.twitter.com/3x2xiLTguh

— Corinne Jones (@NUCoachJones) November 19, 2014

A plow later arrived. Players tweeted that they were relieved and excited to see their ordeal moving towards an end:

Thank you god !!! pic.twitter.com/CdBx93ooLx

— #Grind2Shine (@_TC3__) November 19, 2014

And finally, help came:

Thank you for rescuing us NY state police! #onestepclosertohome #NUWBBstrandedonbus pic.twitter.com/7Bn14dvJ43

— Corinne Jones (@NUCoachJones) November 19, 2014

Wednesday around 6 a.m., players announced they were safe and headed home:

On our way back to campus now! pic.twitter.com/urg4bYAhiD

— NiagaraWBB (@NiagaraWBB) November 19, 2014

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