Snow strands hundreds overnight on German highway

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BERLIN (AP) — Police say heavy snowfall trapped more than 160 people in their cars overnight on a frozen highway in northeastern Germany. The drivers survived by running their engines until police rescued them Sunday morning.

Police in the town of Altentreptow said that 167 persons were stuck in cars, a bus and trucks on highway A20 along the Baltic Coast. They were rescued after officers and rescue personnel used snow plows and heavy machinery to push through 3-foot (0.91-meter) drifts.

The drivers were brought to tents provided by local aid organizations.