After record snowstorm, thousands of motorists are stuck in traffic gridlock on Icy Virginia Highway

It was hard enough to fly over the holidays with thousands of canceled flights. For thousands of car-tourists, however, it was more difficult. Many captured their ever-continuing journey on video after they were trapped in gridlock created by snow and/or ice.  

The record-breaking snowstorm in Virginia caused a massive traffic jam on I-95. Some people were stuck for up to 24 hours.

Nigel Hemmett was among them. He found himself stuck on an Atlanta bus bound for Atlanta. 

“This will be the 13th hour,” Hemmet told Inside Edition.

Elizabeth Blasso posted a video on social media of another driver. 

Later she spoke out for Inside Edition. “I was expecting maybe like an hour of traffic, and it just turned into a 16-hour long journey.”

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was also trapped in gridlock.

“I started my normal 2-hour drive to DC at 1 p.m. yesterday. Nineteen hours later, I’m still not near the Capitol,”Kaine wrote on Twitter.

Jonas, a small dog and NBC reporter, was caught up in the same drama. 

“I saw a number of people taking whatever bowls or cups they had and taking snow, in case that might eventually melt and make more water,”The reporter stated.

Experts recommend that you always have an emergency kit with non-perishable food and blankets in your car. Keep the car’s heater running for 10 minutes an hour to prevent running out of fuel. You can also take turns sleeping with other passengers in order to keep an eye on one another.

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