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Todd Dills

Owner-operator John Crozman emerges from Dakota blizzard hailed a hero

| February 17, 2011

I-29 through the Summit area remained close for much of the next day, Crozman says, during which he made sure the Fischers were able to retrieve their vehicle before moving back on his route. “There were a couple hundred cars and trucks stuck up there at the rest area,” he says, including a highway patrolman’s car with the door blown off by the wind. “They brought one of those snowcats in with the big tracks and some great big snowblowers. I went around the back way – once I got to Minnesota, the roads were fine.”