Newark, New Jersey firefighters rescued a 77-year-old woman who was trapped inside her car, in which she lives, during the massive snowstorm that hit the Northeast earlier this week.

a traffic light suspended over a snow covered street © Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

The Newark Department of Public Safety shared the news in a statement Thursday.

??"Unfortunately, this woman lives inside her vehicle and was sheltering in place during the snowstorm," Mayor Ras J. Baraka said.

Baraka said the woman first contacted police Wednesday afternoon, saying that she was unable to leave her minivan because it was stuck in the snow. Police, however, could not find her due to an error made while logging her location, and when they called her back, she did not pick up, according to the statement from the department.


Video: Communities in Mozambique clean up and rebuild after cyclone Eloise (AFP)

UP NEXT
UP NEXT

"We regret that human error played a role in delaying our response to the correct address, although we attempted to call her for a correction," Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said, according to the statement.

MORE: Biggest snowstorm in years hitting I-95 corridor as millions could see over a foot of snow a traffic light suspended over a snow covered street: TOPSHOT - A street in New York City is covered in snow during a winter storm that also hit New Jersey and Connecticut on Feb. 1, 2021. © Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images TOPSHOT - A street in New York City is covered in snow during a winter storm that also hit New Jersey and Connecticut on Feb. 1, 2021.

Officials said the next time they heard from her was Thursday morning, around 9:30 a.m., when she called the Newark Fire Division. At that point, firefighters were able to locate her. Once they arrived at the scene, they shoveled a path to her driver's side door so she could exit her car.

"The woman refused medical attention as well as assistance to a shelter or to a family member's home," the statement says. "Firefighters further offered to shovel out her vehicle, which she also refused."??

MORE: Snowstorm with dangerous blizzard conditions slams Midwest: Latest forecast

"I'm grateful that she reached out again today and that this incident didn't end tragically," Ambrose added.

??The Newark Department of Public Safety said the woman is now being offered assistance by the Newark Office of Homeless Services.

Continue Reading
Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in this article.
TOPICS FOR YOU
Feedback

Found the story interesting?

Like us on Facebook to see similar stories


Send MSN Feedback

We appreciate your input!

Please give an overall site rating:

公交车上啊好深高潮了_在公车上拨开内裤进入毛片_车上做好紧我太爽了再快点