Passing RCMP officer helps storm-stranded driver

Vehicle abandoned in the median after Friday night's severe storm on Deerfoot Trail south of...

Vehicle abandoned in the median after Friday night's severe storm on Deerfoot Trail south of Cranston Blvd. in Calgary, Alta., on Saturday December 28, 2013. (Mike Drew/QMI Agency)

Jenna McMurray, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:56 PM ET

CALGARY - Heading home to Calgary from visiting her horse that’s boarded near Airdrie, Constance O’Laughlin found herself stranded in the swirling snow.

“I couldn’t see a thing ... I could feel the ditch pulling me in,” she said of losing control of her car on the QEII in Friday’s blizzard conditions.

Stuck in the ditch, she phoned 911 and was told to “hunker down” and she’d be reached when possible.


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