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Ice leaves basketball team stranded


Elgin (KWWL) - The Ice left an eastern Iowa high school basketball out in the cold.

Edgewood-Colesburg's boys and girls teams received a little unexpected hospitality from the Elgin Fire Department and the town's residents.

The players were forced to stay at the fire station in this northeast Iowa town Saturday during storms that brought freezing rain to the region.

Roads in town were already getting worse as the team left Valley High School at 5:45 p.m., following the cancellation of a boys varsity game.

Edgewood-Colesburg athletic director Roger Wright said town residents brought the group snacks and plenty of pizza to get through the night. They returned Sunday to cook the group breakfast.

The team finally made the 35-mile drive and got home Sunday morning.


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