The team jumps in its van and heads out of Punxsutawney. But a coming blizzard shuts down the highway and forces them to turn around.
Phil is so upset that he gets out of the van and runs to talk to the state trooper who's blocking the highway. Phil predicted on the news that the blizzard would miss this part of Pennsylvania and he has a tough time admitting he's wrong.
The trooper tells Phil he can either head back to Punxsutawney or he can forge ahead and freeze to death. Phil says he needs a moment to think about it.