The footage, obtained by FOX 5 DC and shared on Twitter by FOX 5 DC reporter Steven Chenevey, shows cars backed up on Virginia’s Interstate 95 between Fredericksburg and Washington, DC.
Drivers have been stuck in both northbound and southbound lanes since Monday afternoon, many with little fuel, food, and water.
—Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) January 4, 2022
Monday’s winter storm dumped than 12 inches of snow on Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Department of Transportation said in a statement.
The state’s Department of Transportation called the closures “unprecedented” and said it is working to clear the roads.
“In addition to clearing the trucks, we are treating for snow and several inches of ice that has accumulated around them to ensure that when the lanes reopen, motorists can safely proceed to their destination,” Marcie Parker, PE VDOT Fredericksburg District Engineer said.