Treveor Kennedy went to help a friend's father who was stranded on the Long Island Expressway during the Blizzard of 2013.
The man was stuck on the LIE between Exits 58 and 59. In the end, Kennedy became stranded himself.
"I took it upon myself to volunteer to maybe pick him up and take him home. Turns out, I couldn't get on to the LIE, so I went down on the service road. I started helping an Islip town truck, a big truck. Finally I found two guys walking, I asked them if they needed a ride. Heading back to drop off the second man in Centereach I got stuck," Kennedy said on Monday's Good Day New York.
He got stuck about 2:30 in the morning on Saturday. He called police but said they told him "Good luck" because they would not be able to get to him.
Kennedy says he kept the car running for awhile but was starting to run out of fuel.
He bundled up and took comfort by looking at a picture he had with him of his three children. He started to doze off about 4 a.m.
After waking up, he was stuck until about 2:30 p.m. when his brother was able to pick him up.
He never was able to reach the person he originally set out to help.
"I learned my lesson," Kennedy said. "Stay home."
As for his car, "It's still on the road, on Nichols Road," Kennedy said on Monday morning.
The Suffolk County Police Department has set up a hotline to assist people whose vehicles became snowbound and may have been moved during snow removal operations.
Motorists, who had to abandon their vehicles due to the snowstorm and have been unable to obtain information on the location of their vehicles, can call 631-775-2001.
Suffolk County Police are also asking any tow vendors who towed abandoned vehicles to call the number with information on vehicles that were towed and where the vehicles were taken.