Massive snowfall in Virginia caused many drivers, including a senator, to be stuck on major roads for hours

Tuesday - 04/01/2022 21:42
Massive snowfall in Virginia caused many drivers, including a senator, to be stuck on major roads for hours
Department of Transportation plow trucks on a stretch of I-95 following a winter storm in Virginia ©  Chip Somodevilla/Getty
Department of Transportation plow trucks on a stretch of I-95 following a winter storm in Virginia © Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Federal authorities have stepped in after snowfall caused congestion on the roads and drivers to eventually be stranded for nearly 24 hours on a highway.

The US Department of Transportation announced in a Tuesday afternoon tweet that the Federal Highway Commission is in contact with Virginia transportation officials, following massive outrage from drivers stranded on the road, including Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) who tweeted that he had been stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 for 19 hours on his way to the Capitol. According to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 vice presidential candidate, it is normally a two hour commute for him. 

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