I-95 Reopens After Motorists Stuck for Over 24 Hours
A 50 mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia reopened last night after a severe storm left some motorists stranded.
A 50 mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia reopened last night after a severe storm left some motorists stranded on the highway for over 24 hours. According to transportation officials, all disabled vehicles were removed from the interstate in the Fredericksburg area between Richmond and Washington DC by 8p.m.
On Monday a storm dumped over a foot of snow in the area and stranded travelers overnight which caused traffic on other roads to pile up and an Amtrak train to halt for over 30 hours. At one point there were more than 400,000 customers in the mid-Atlantic and southeast without power. Another winter storm could hit central and east-central Virginia later tomorrow into Friday and the snow could ‘create additional travel disruptions into the morning commute’ according to the National Weather Service.