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Local angels helped family in snowstorm

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My family and I were recently stranded in Watertown. When we started on Interstate 81 on our way home from a Florida vacation, we ran into a wall of snow.

This was a first for my son-in-law; he had never been in a whiteout before and, of course, was nervous. An angel appeared in front of us in the form of a transport truck. I told him to follow the truck but not too close and not to turn at any exit unless the trucker did.

We followed him for a long distance. He stopped the truck, got out, found what he was looking for and motioned us to follow, which led to the Walmart parking lot. My son-in-law got out, thanked him, and we went into Walmart where a kind man working there explained the situation. He found accommodations for the seven of us, my four grandchildren their parents and myself at the Fairfield Inn where we felt like relatives coming home. Your ambassadors were great; we could not have met a greater group of people willing to help us.

This is, I believe, because of the pride they have for their city. I have always liked Watertown, but for all these people to help was a great experience.

We would like to thank them all. These businesses are indeed fortunate to employ such wonderful people.

Anne I. Bothwell

Smiths Falls, Ontario

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