A 58-year-old driver was trapped for more than 10 hours after a crew covered his car with nearly four feet of snow in New York State early Thursday, authorities said.
The man, Kevin Kresen, suffered hypothermia and frostbite because his car ran out of heat due to a broken serpentine belt, according to a New York State Police release.
Initially, authorities were unable to locate Kresen, who came off State Route 17C in the town of Owego, police said.
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But a state soldier finally managed to spot Kresen’s vehicle after digging through the snow to find a mailbox to check the address.
Kresen was taken to Lourdes hospital for treatment.
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Owego was hit by more than a meter of snow from Wednesday evening to Thursday by Winter Storm Gail.
This report originally appeared in the New York Post.