UNA cancels buses to Kansas City as motorists are stuck in winter weather

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Traffic bumper-to-bumper on I-70 (Photo: Alicia Revelle)

WARRENTON, MISSOURI — Three miles in five hours. That’s how far a University of North Alabama alum has traveled on her way to the National Championship Game in Kansas City.

Alicia Revelle is in Warrenton, Missouri, between St. Louis and Columbia. Many fans are facing the same trouble. Bad winter conditions have shut down Interstate 70.

The University of North Alabama announced on social media it has decided to cancel three student buses that were leaving for Kansas City at midnight. Two buses filled with fans, staff, and cheerleaders have been stopped for hours. Students who have not left yet have been asked not to attempt the drive.

Revelle tells us drivers on I-70 have been instructed by state troopers to abandon their cars. Many are walking to nearby hotels, but she says all are booked for miles.