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Two Dozen Greyhound Bus Passengers Stranded In Joplin

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A second wave of sleet and freezing rain is bearing down on the Ozarks region, paralyzing travelers and causing pileups on roadways. Two dozens passengers on a Greyhound bus became stranded after the bus was unable to continue driving on ice-covered roads near Joplin. KSMU's Jennifer Moore reports.

The stranded passengers, including one infant, are spending the night in a church that’s functioning as an American Red Cross shelter. Janice Travis is the emergency services director of the local Red Cross chapter.

“We took food, water, coffee, some personal hygiene items over. We got word from Greyhound that the buses would not be moving until at least nine o’clock in the morning,” Travis said.

The Red Cross is providing cots, blankets and comfort kits for the passengers and the Salvation Army is providing food.

A wintry mix is expected to continue to fall upon southern Missouri and much of Arkansas until Tuesday night.

For KSMU News, I’m Jennifer Moore.