This is one of the biggest roads in the country.
Drivers along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia have been stranded in freezing temperatures for hours after a crash involving multiple vehicles brought the roadway to a standstill and the first mid-Atlantic storm of the year dumped more than a foot of snow on the region.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is among those caught in the chaos, with the Democrat from Virginia tweeting just before 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday that he had been stuck in traffic for at least 19 hours.
“I started my normal 2 hour drive to DC at 1pm yesterday. 19 hours later, I’m still not near the Capitol,” he wrote in the tweet.
Kaine said his office was in touch with the Virginia Department of Transportation “to see how we can help other Virginians in this situation.”
By 10:30 a.m., he said that he was “frustrated, but not in serious trouble.”
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said his office was working to respond to the situation on I-95.
“State and local emergency personnel are continuing to clear downed trees, assist disabled vehicles, and re-route drivers,” he said in a tweet.
“An emergency message is going to all stranded drivers connecting them to support, and the state is working with localities to open warming shelters as needed,” he said as he urged drivers to continue to avoid the interstate.
The Virginia Department of Transportation said that I-95 was closed from exit 104 to exit 152.
It’s not a good look for a country. It’s actually beyond “third world.” America is a fifth world country at this point.
An aerial view of the drivers who have been stuck on I-95 in Virginia since Monday afternoon, with complaints of little food and water pic.twitter.com/ROHh3oY73o
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 4, 2022
Do people know about the infrastructure in China?
I don’t think people really see these pictures. If they had, I don’t think it would be so easy for Joe Biden and Dan Crenshaw to talk about war with China like it was Afghanistan or Iraq.
It’s hardly surprising that the people who run America are demanding a war with this country.
They have excelled so far beyond the United States, by basically every metric, that it has become cartoonish.