Fox News reported that drivers abandoned their cars on I-95 to take their dogs for a walk, in order not to be stuck for hours on the icy roads.
Fox News’ Darryl Walter shared his stories about being stuck on Interstate-95 following a post on. TwitterAbout the ordeal.
Fox News reports that they drove 11 hours yesterday from Rocky Mount (NC) to Bethesda (MD), after spending 14 hours driving from Sarasota. “At one time we were at a complete standstill for more than four hours on I-95 North. We passed the time by walking our dog on 95, playing Trivia Pursuit, and reading.
I-95: DRIVERS TRAPED FOR HOURS ON VIRGINIA INTESTATE AS TEMPERATURES DROPED DURING THE NIGHT
Walter said that he had water, fruit, and chips with him. He watched trucks stop in the middle of the road and then started moving.
He said that there were large sections of road that needed to be plowed, even though it was possible. “We feel very lucky as we were driving towards 95 South when 95 South was backed and stopped a good fifteen miles. The people on that side were stuck all evening in their cars. We were able last night to get home.”
According to Fox News, many drivers were left stranded on the roads for hours during the winter storm. Report.
Virginia Department of Transportation has advised drivers to avoid the roads while they are attempting to rescue those trapped in freezing temperatures.
An engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Fredericksburg district assured they are working on getting people out.
“We know many travelers have been stuck on Interstate 95 in our region for extraordinary periods of time over the past 24 hours, in some cases since Monday morning,” Marcie Parker said in a statement. “This is unprecedented. We continue moving stopped trucks to make significant progress toward restoring lanes.”
Fox News’ Greg Norman contributed to this report.
Source: Fox News