Rescued From The Storm

A woman stranded in a snow drift with her grandkids in the car is thanking the deputy who rescued her.

Elizabeth Kros and her three grandkids were headed to her Springfield home after swimming in Papillion Sunday afternoon when they had to take a detour because of a bad crash up the road.

"We got to 114th and Fairview Road. And just then a big gust of wind came, and I west right into a snow drift," said Kros.

She wasn't sure if anyone driving by could see her white SUV stuck in a snow drift in whiteout conditions.

"We were kind of in tears," said Kros. "I kept thinking maybe wouldn't get out of there."

But after a call to 911, Sarpy County Deputy Letha Feeney was able to find the snowbound SUV.

"I was like 'Thank you so much for calling the police, Grandma,'" said Kros' 10-year-old grandson Ethan Loncke, who was in the SUV with her.

"I mean, the police, they came pretty fast," said 11-year-old Mackenzie Loncke.

"It was almost covered, almost covered in snow," said Deputy Feeney. "At least the front end was. And it was up on the sides of the car too."

Feeney was able to get Kros and her grandkids out and give them a ride home. All of them were thankful and excited about the trip in the back of a cruiser.

"It was awesome because it has the little screen," said 8-year-old Carsyn Loncke. "I think it was awesome."

"With so much bad that you see all the time, it makes you feel good to help somebody," said Feeney, "especially when they appreciate it."

Elizabeth says they were prepared to spend more time stuck in the SUV if they had to. She says she always carries several blankets in with her. And the kids had gone to McDonalds before they headed home.


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