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Hamilton Grad Among Members Of Basketball Team Rescued From Blizzard

Hamilton grad Tiffany Corselli conducted an interview with ESPN aboard Niagara University's stuck team bus.
Hamilton grad Tiffany Corselli conducted an interview with ESPN aboard Niagara University's stuck team bus. Photo Credit: Niagara University

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Members of the Niagara University women's basketball team, including Alexander Hamilton graduate Tiffany Corselli, who were stuck aboard a team bus on the New York Thruway since 2 a.m. Tuesday during a Lake-Effect blizzard that has hit the Buffalo area have been rescued.

The bus was dislodged and able to make it to the Lackawanna toll plaza at around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a tweet from coach Kendra Faustin, ending more than 26 hours of being immobile.

"On our way back to campus now!" Faustin tweeted just before dawn @NiagaraWBB.

Corselli, a Yonkers resident and sophomore guard, conducted a phone interview with ESPN during the ordeal that you can watch here.

Niagara was returning from Monday night's 70-54 loss at the University of Pittsburgh when the bus, which departed at 10 p.m., stopped moving on the Thruway several hours later.

According to WIVB News 4 Buffalo, some parts of the area will reach 90 inches of snow accumulation on Wednesday, believed to be the most in Buffalo in more than 40 years.

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