GREENVILLE, N.C. – Jennifer Sneed was packed and ready for the trip to a hospital to have her baby this week, but she wasn't ready for a snowstorm.
Sneed went into labor, and she and her husband, Jerry, headed from their eastern North Carolina town of Washington to a hospital 20 miles to the east in Greenville.
Just after 1 a.m. Monday, Gerry Sneed called Pitt County 911, telling the dispatcher his wife said the baby was coming out and they were still on the snowy highway.
"Well, stop. We need you to help deliver the baby, then," the operator said.
Gerry Sneed stopped the car right in the middle of the highway.
"I was sitting there saying my prayers," said Jennifer Sneed.
Madison Sneed was born at 1:47 a.m. Monday, minutes before an ambulance crew arrived. Mother and child came home from the hospital Tuesday.
"Oh, I couldn't be more thankful for my husband and everyone who helped. I couldn't have been more blessed or more thankful," said Jennifer Sneed.
It was on the same road that their 5-year-old son Dereck was killed in a car wreck last year.
"My little boy was buried (in) the last snowfall of last season," Jennifer Sneed said. "Madison was born the first snowfall of this season. So we say it was a blessing from God and our little boy that she came when she did."