Leicester schoolgirls stuck in New York text pictures

The girls are anxious to get home as some have important exams next week Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

The 38 Leicester schoolgirls stuck in New York have text Central News pictures from New York as they struggle to find flights home.

The girls battled out one of the biggest storms in living memory from Monday 29 October through the early hours of Tuesday 30.

The girls have had to double up in the hotel rooms due to their unexpected extended stay Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

The storm which has killed 55 people and left the north east coast of the US devastated was downgraded from a Hurricane to a tropical storm as it hit New York.

The 38 schoolgirls are unable to get to Washington to catch their flight as transport is down Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

The girls who are staying in a hotel in Times Square were told to buy provisions before the storm hit and had to remain in the hotel for 22 hours until it was deemed safe enough to go outside.

The girls aged between 15 and 18 are on a school culture trip and were due to fly home yesterday.

The girls sent Central News pictures of New York before and after superstorm Sandy Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

However as the massive clean-up operation gets underway in New York the school teachers are desperately trying to find a way of flying the girls home as some of them have important exams next week.

Symbol of destruction: The image of this crane destroyed by the storm has been beamed around the world Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

The girls text Central News throughout the storm describing the moment the "skies turned black and there was an eerie silence."

To read the schoolgirls' account and see more pictures click here.

All subways are closed until further notice due to extensive flooding across New York Credit: Leicester High School for Girls

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