'Somebody better do something': Furious drivers stranded on I-95 in Virginia for more than 19 HOURS demand Gov. Northam speed up rescue efforts with families stuck in cars running out of gas and with no food or water
- Hundreds of motorists have been stuck in the snow for more than 19 hours along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia after a crash involving six tractor-trailers
- Travelers grew furious as their woes weren't answered and emergency personnel were not coming to their rescue and Governor Ralph Northam tweeted: 'Sunlight is expected to help @VaDOT clear the road'
- Former VP candidate and Virginia State Senator Tim Kaine revealed that he is one of the people stuck in the snowy pile-up in a tweet early Tuesday
- 'I started my normal 2 hour drive to DC at 1pm yesterday. 19 hours later, I’m still not near the Capitol,' he wrote
- The VDOT announced that I-95 'is closed northbound and southbound from exit 152 (Dumfries Road) to exit 104 (Carmel Church) as crews continue work to remove stopped trucks, treat for icing, and plow snow'
- The snowstorm piled 7 to 11 inches of snow on the US East Coast's main north-south highway
- Compounding the challenges, traffic cameras went offline as much of central Virginia lost power in the storm
- On Tuesday morning, authorities were still struggling to reach those involved in the crash and the Virginia State Police had already responded to more than 2,000 calls for service