24 Hours Later, Some Drivers Still Stranded on I-95 in Virginia

24 hours after the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced on Twitter that portions of I-95 North and South were closed to incoming traffic, some drivers remain stranded. Both sides were initially shut down overnight Monday into Tuesday due to heavy snow in the Washington metropolitan area.

The stretch of road – about 40 miles outside of Montgomery County – ranks as one of the busiest highways in the country. It is the U. S. East Coast’s main north/south artery. Here is how the story unfolded on social media:

Virginia Governor Ralph Northman said on Twitter “An emergency message is going to all stranded drivers connecting them to support, and the state is working with localities to open warming shelters as needed”.

Virginia Governor Tim Kaine was one of those caught in traffic.

Here are some Tweets of drivers:




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