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Lydia Neufeld, a longtime reporter and host with CBC Radio, was last seen at a gas station in Clearwater, B.C. at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. ((CBC))

A longtime CBC reporter and radio host who had gone missing on a trip to her family's cabin near 100 Mile House in British Columbia was found safe Friday night.

Lydia Neufeld, 47, spent Thursday night in her car after it got stuck in a snowbank half a metre tall on Camp 2 Road, and then dug herself out with her hands, RCMP Const. Jamie Parsons told CBC News.

"The lady was found safe and in good health," he said, adding that she was well-prepared with food, warm clothes and bedding.

The RCMP had dispatched a search and rescue team when Neufeld failed to arrive at her destination Thursday night. She had been last seen buying gas at a service station in Clearwater B.C. about 5:30 p.m.