Updated 02/20/13 – 10:30 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A college student from Illinois who left the driving to Greyhound says he never expected the bus company would leave him out in the cold.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois; 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, earlier this month, 18-year-old Ankur Singh rode a bus from Minneapolis back home to downstate Bloomington. There was a five-hour layover scheduled at a Greyhound station in Des Moines.
The only problem was, when the bus pulled in on schedule at 4 in the morning, the station was locked and empty, and was not to due to re-open until 5.
For an hour, he and fellow passengers huddled together outside in a 17-below-zero wind chill. He had on only in a sweatshirt and jacket.
“I wasn’t prepared to wait outside for an hour in negative 17-degree weather, so I just put all my clothes on, and wrapped my face up with a shirt,” he said.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island