Suddenly, he saw a young man named Mike walking in sneakers and wrapped in a light jacket.
As he drove past snow drifts several feet tall, Withey said, his truck became stuck twice.
The first time, he was able to shovel his way out, but the second time felt hopeless.
“I’m trying to dig myself out, but the snow is coming down just as fast as I’m shoveling,” he said.
With his clothes soaking wet and only a quarter of a tank of fuel left, Withey started to grow concerned.
Police Chief Brian Gould told CNN that Withey was in a section of town that they were having a hard time getting to.
“We were absolutely shocked to see that he had over 20 people in the school (and) two dogs,” he said. »