‘It was terrifying!’ Travelers detail their experience after being stuck on I-95 in Virginia

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This image provided by the Virginia department of Transportation shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Va. Monday Jan. 3, 2022. Both northbound and southbound sections of the highway were closed due to snow and ice. (Virginia Department of Transportation via AP)

(WVNS)– Two women shared their experiences after they were stranded for hours on a major interstate in Virginia earlier this week.

On Monday, Jan. 3, hundreds of drivers were stuck on I-95 in Virginia. Officials said they could not pre-treat the roads because of winter weather.

Two travelers, Taylor Mooney and Bailey Ferguson, were on the way to a Pittsburgh Steelers game when they got stuck in the snowy gridlock.

They told WFXR’s sister station, WVNS, they were not prepared to sit in frigid temperatures for 25 hours, so the car wasn’t stocked with warm winter clothing.

“It was super frightening just to see, you know, how many people didn’t have anything and with no end in sight for how long this would be going on. It was terrifying, it was,” Ferguson said.

They started to move around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4. They also said it took them 45 minutes to get out of traffic before they could travel another hour to get to a hotel room.

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