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Valley man stranded by Sandy drives home

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Superstorm Sandy has forced the cancellation of thousands of flights, stranding visitors from across the country.

One of the stranded travelers was Noah Dyer of Phoenix, who decided that instead of waiting around for the airlines, he'd drive home.

"Feeling so helpless and dependent I think I was looking for a way to put the situation back in my own hands," said Dyer. "That's when it occurred to me like, at this point, I could drive home faster than I could fly home."

Which is exactly what the internet marketer decided to do.

Dyer rented a car, then picked up three more stranded Arizonans and headed West.

They made the 2,500 mile drive in about 36 hours, according to Dyer.

The group arrived in Arizona Thursday.

"We were really focused on doing that drive," said Dyer. "It definitely wasn't the kind of road trip where we're stopping a lot. If you weren't driving, you were sleeping getting ready to drive."

Dyer didn't make it home in time to take his kids trick-or-treating on Halloween, but said that his kids were still pretty excited to see him.

"We don't have earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes or blizzards," said Dyer. "I'm extremely grateful to be back."

Dyer said that he found the other three stranded Arizonans through Facebook.

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