State Troopers escort toddler in need of heart transplant 80 miles during snowstorm

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pennsylvania (WPXI) — Pennsylvania state officials drove through Tuesday's snowstorm to make sure a toddler was able to have a life-saving operation.

"The snow doesn't stop us!" Pennsylvania State police posted to Facebook Tuesday afternoon.

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Allan Meckley clears a path with a snowblower March 14, 2017 in Stevens, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania National Guard and Suburban EMS escorted a child for an emergency medical procedure during winter storm Stella. 

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PennDOT plow trucks work to clear roads in northeastern Pennsylvania following snow fall up to two feet on March 14, 2017 in Scranton City. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Snow falls on route 81 at the Pennsylvania/New York border after much of the northeast was covered from winter storm Stella on March 14, 2017 in Great Bend, Pennsylvania.

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Snow rises to the level of mailboxes on a rural hill in Union Dale, Pennsylvania on March 14, 2017. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Wind blows snow across farm fields at dusk after a snowfall March 14, 2017 in Stevens, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Snow covers an outdoor water park March 14, 2017 in Spring City, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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A man clears a path with a snowblower March 14, 2017 in Stevens, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Tractor trailers stop for the night at a gas station off route 86 after snow covered most of the northeast on March 14, 2017 in Athens, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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A farmer's market sign states 'Closed Till Spring' as snow blankets the ground March 14, 2017 in Spring City, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Snow covers a coin operated carousel outside an ice cream stand March 14, 2017 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Snow drifts seen after heavy snowfalls at Elk Mountain Ski Resort in Union Dale, Pennsylvania on March 14, 2017. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Snow covers a car (foreground) at a home in Union Dale, Pennsylvania following heavy snowfall on March 14, 2017. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Snow covers an outdoor water park March 14, 2017 in Spring City, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

A woman struggles down a rural road as snow in Northeast Pennsylvania reached two feet and still falling on March 14, 2017 in New Milford, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Blaine Webb, 52, (C) carries rock salt and chains to help free a SEPTA bus out of the snow March 14, 2017 in Spring City, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Snow rises up to the mailboxes on March 14, 2017 outside of Union Dale, Pennsylvania. A blizzard has been forecasted to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states across the Northeast region today, as school districts were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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John Noyes, 29, shovels snow during a windstorm after a snowfall March 14, 2017 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Snow blankets the grounds at Valley Forge National Historical Park March 14, 2017 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

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Chris Benyo, 55, clears his driveway with a snowblower March 14, 2017 in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Blaine Webb, 52, (R) helps a SEPTA employee shovel out a bus from the snow March 14, 2017 in Spring City, Pennsylvania. A blizzard is forecast to bring more than a foot of snow and high winds to up to eight states in the Northeast region, as New York and New Jersey are under a state of emergency. School districts across the entire region were closed and thousands of flights were canceled.

(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

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State troopers teamed up with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania National Guard and Suburban EMS to escort the 23-month-old child between hospitals in East Stroudsburg and Danville. The child was in need of an emergency heart transplant.

With a snowplow leading the way, Gov. Tom Wolf said the child arrived safely.

"The National Guard followed up to make sure that if anything happened, they could help," said Wolf.

Tuesday's storm slammed eastern Pennsylvania, dropping more than 20 inches of snow.

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