Pueblo County authorities help 40 stranded passengers get to shelter

PUEBLO, Colo. – Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputies braved the freezing temperatures to help out dozens of stranded bus passengers find shelter early Sunday.

A bus operated by the El Paso-Los Angeles Limousine Express Inc. was traveling north on I-25 in Pueblo a little after midnight when it broke down. Temperatures at the time were 17 degrees below zero, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office.

The passengers were stranded on the highway for about an hour, our ABC-affiliate, KRDO-TV, reported Sunday.

Pueblo police responded to the scene and asked the Sheriff’s Office to send deputies to help take 40 passengers to a local hotel for the night.

Sheriff Lt. Diego Duran was able to get three Sheriff’s Office vans and with the help of Deputies Aaron Howe, David Morey and Donald Teschner, passengers were taken to a local hotel where they safely and warmly spent the night, the Sheriff’s Office said. 

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