Hundreds of people were stranded for a day in freezing temperatures.
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) – Hundreds of people were stranded on Interstate 95 in freezing temperatures after a winter storm hampered traffic and left some drivers stranded for a full day.
The problems began Monday morning when a truck jacked up I-95, setting off a chain reaction as other vehicles lost control, state police said.
Eventually, two-way lanes were blocked on a 40-mile stretch of the highway between Richmond and the nation’s capital at a time when snow was falling at about 2 inches per hour.
Hundreds of motorists spent the night in their vehicles, worrying about lack of food, fuel and water as temperatures plummeted in the teens. One family said they went more than 18 hours without eating.
There were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities, but there was a lot of anger among the drivers.
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