Drivers Stuck On Snowy Interstate For 24 Hours
A winter storm dumped more than 12 inches of snow in the Northeast. It left drivers traveling I-95 in Virginia on Monday stranded for going on 24 hours.
Virginia’s department of transportation attempted to clear snow, ice, and disabled vehicles but ended up closing I-95 northbound and southbound between exit 152 at Dumfries, VA, and exit 104, at Carmel Church, VA to stop adding further congestion to the area. As of this morning, the road remained closed today and traffic was still at a standstill.
There are hundreds of drivers stuck and among them is former vice presidential candidate and current VA senator Tim Kaine. Kaine is fairing alright, however, that may not be the case for all. State police had responded to more than 2,000 calls for assistance as of yesterday afternoon. It’s unclear how many injuries and damaged vehicles there are at the moment.
VDOT has said that anyone stranded should stay in their cars and dial 911 in event of a medical or safety emergency and provide the make and model of their vehicle, as well as the nearest mile marker.