Student: Hotel ran a ferry service to rescue stranded guests on a Scottish island

Thousands of customers including University of Washington students were stranded for days on a Scottish island, after a storm dumped enough snow to shut down an entire country. This story comes from The Atlantic….

Student: Hotel ran a ferry service to rescue stranded guests on a Scottish island

Thousands of customers including University of Washington students were stranded for days on a Scottish island, after a storm dumped enough snow to shut down an entire country.

This story comes from The Atlantic.

Shannon Murdoch was working as a server at Fox Country on a sunny day when a transformer exploded and downed power lines.

“It blew over right on our patio. All the decks on our patio disappeared,” she said.

In the wee hours of the morning, islanders were forced to traverse snow-covered roads to get to their homes, but a ferry had been reserved by the hotel until noon. So, the hotel hired its own ferry and people who needed to go there were stranded.

Some stayed overnight in the bar—“It was weird, they came up to the bar and said, ‘Do you need anything?’ And then they just didn’t go back to sleep,” she said.

Some stayed in a school with a classroom that they could use as a makeshift classroom, but snow was piled up 5-feet high outside.

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