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Stranded I-65 driver: 'We were just trying to get home'

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Lindsey Berry and Hunter Lucas Lindsey Berry and Hunter Lucas
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shortly after Western Kentucky University canceled classes Wednesday afternoon for the rest of the week, Lindsey Berry and Hunter Lucas decided to load his car and head home to Rineyville.

"Spring break is all next week," said Berry, 21. "We were just trying to get home."

The couple, who've been dating nine months, filled Lucas' 2001 Ford Escape with gas, got onto Interstate 65 and headed north around 6:30 p.m. It was snowing and Berry said she figured the typical hour and a half drive home would take "a little bit longer than usual."

Twenty hours later, they were still stuck on the highway -- four miles south of the Upton exit -- about 50 miles from where they started.

"I had no idea we would be in dead end traffic for so long," Berry said. "We don't have an emergency kit. we luckily just had enough things to make do."

Berry said they found some Cheezit crackers, a can of soup and some cereal bars from a trip the couple had made to Walgreens earlier in the week. 

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Berry said their car has a half tank of gas and that their patience is wearing thin.

"I'm so glad we are together or I think we would've went crazy," she said.

Around 2 p.m. Thursday, Berry said "some men just came by with water and crackers."

"We have not seen the National Guard or anything," she said. "And we still haven't moved. It's been 18 hours now."

Berry is a nursing major, while Lucas is majoring in agribusiness. 

"We never thought this would happen," she said. "I just want to get home."

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Reporter Antoinette Konz can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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