Interstate 95 virginia traffic today – I-95 traffic cameras virginia -Whats happened?

By | January 4, 2022

Road crews struggled to reach hundreds of motorists on Tuesday after they were stranded all night in freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia where tractor-trailers jackknifed in the ice and snow, state police said.

The heavy snow that flooded Virginia kept hundreds of drivers on Interstate 95 in the state, including former governor and Democratic Senator Tim Kane.

Drivers were trapped on a 50-mile highway in the eastern United States. The stranding occurred after six tractor trailers piled up, and the authorities were still trying to reach people on Tuesday.

The Associated Press (AP) reported on the first snowfall of the new year:

Why is traffic stopped on i-95 virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation said that on Monday, between Rutherglen in Caroline County, Virginia and Exit 152 in Dumfries, Prince William County, traffic on I-95 in both directions stopped. The agency said on Twitter at 5:20 a.m. on Tuesday: “Staff will start picking up people at any interchanges available.”

Governor Ralph Northam said on Twitter that his team worked with state police, traffic and emergency management officials to respond throughout the night. “Emergency information will be sent to all stranded drivers to connect them with support. The state is working with the local area to open heating shelters as needed. Although Sunshine is expected to help @VaDOT clean up the roads, all Virginians should continue to avoid 1 -95,” he added.

The transportation agency said that workers are working to remove trucks parked on the side of the road, plow snow, clear road ice, and guide stranded motorists to the nearest exit along the main North-South highway on the east coast of the United States.

Fredericksburg area engineer Marcie Parker said in an Associated Press report: “We know that in the past 24 hours, many travelers have stopped very much on Interstate 95 in our area. For a long time, in some cases it started on Monday morning.” “This is unprecedented. We continue to move the parked trucks steadily to make progress in restoring lanes.”

Parker said: “In addition to clearing the truck, we are also clearing the snow and a few inches of ice around the truck to ensure that when the driveway reopens, the driver can safely go to the destination.”

The Associated Press reported that people with cell phones have been posting desperate messages about running out of fuel, food and water.

The tractor collided with the trailer on Monday afternoon, causing no casualties, but the traffic came to a standstill. As snow accumulated, the vehicle could not move. Several hours later, hundreds of motorists posted increasingly desperate messages on social media, saying that fuel, food and water were about to run out.

As of 3:30 pm, according to Fredericksburg’s “Freedom Gunners Star” report, on Monday, due to dangerous road conditions, the Virginia State Police responded to more than 2,000 service calls.

According to a VDOT report, as most areas of central Virginia lost power during a snowstorm, traffic cameras were also turned off, which made the challenge even more complicated.