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diehardblue

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14. Among those stranded in the area: US Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia
Tue Jan 4, 2022, 11:58 AM
Jan 2022

'(CNN)Drivers have been stranded for hours on Interstate 95 in eastern Virginia -- some from Monday into Tuesday morning -- because of a severe winter storm that has sent authorities scrambling to clear a path.

The vehicles were stuck on portions of a 50-mile stretch of I-95 in the Fredericksburg area, between Richmond and Washington, DC, partly because of disabled trucks blocking the way in snowy and icy conditions, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.
Among those stranded in the area: US Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, who said he was still stuck in traffic at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday -- 19 hours after starting his drive. He did not specify what road he was on; many secondary roads in the region also were blocked by downed trees or wintry conditions, authorities said.

"I started my normal 2 hour drive to DC at 1pm yesterday. 19 hours later, I'm still not near the Capitol," Kaine tweeted, posting a picture from behind a windshield, showing three trucks ahead.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/04/weather/winter-weather-tuesday/index.html

Too practical. 2naSalit Jan 2022 #1
20 years now I pack my car with a winter survival kit.... Granted, I'm in the West, but... hlthe2b Jan 2022 #2
Absolutely a great idea Beachnutt Jan 2022 #3
Add one of those shiny reflective "space blankets" for each passenger zeusdogmom Jan 2022 #4
that use to be SOP for just about stopdiggin Jan 2022 #5
Good! Not so good here in GA since we no longer drive Hortensis Jan 2022 #6
I keep all that stuff in my truck too... Grumpy Old Guy Jan 2022 #9
I do too - living rural if there is an accident you might have to wait hrs - often for a helicopter womanofthehills Jan 2022 #13
Great list! colorado_ufo Jan 2022 #11
I have all the things mentioned, PLUS a trauma kit. I don't know all the medical... FailureToCommunicate Jan 2022 #15
...and cash. Totally Tunsie Jan 2022 #16
Further north, it's evacuate the people first and tow the vehicles after the weather clears. Eugene Jan 2022 #7
Makes too much sense.. mountain grammy Jan 2022 #8
Southbound not northbound Old Okie Jan 2022 #10
Fire Extinguisher - Don't Forget DanieRains Jan 2022 #12
Among those stranded in the area: US Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia diehardblue Jan 2022 #14
Once trucks get stopped, they are hard to get moving without chains or a tow Klaralven Jan 2022 #17
Like it was 30+ years ago..blizzard '78..Massachusetts..will never forget.. asiliveandbreathe Jan 2022 #18
I feel sorry for the truck drivers being paid by the mile. Emile Jan 2022 #19
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