[UPDATE: After 26.5 Hours in Car, Sen. Tim Kaine Finally Makes it to US Capitol!] “The governor’s office has been working all night… to respond to this situation” on I-95; Hundreds of people stuck in cars overnight in snow, ice and below freezing temperatures
UPDATE 3:50 p.m .:
Senator Tim Kaine is finally on Capitol Hill, “26.5 hours later,” he told us. pic.twitter.com/CAfN63zAU0
– Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) January 4, 2022
See a statement from Gov. Ralph Northam’s office and updates below regarding the situation on I-95 between DC and Richmond due to snow and ice. Among other things, hundreds of motorists got stuck in their cars, in sub-freezing temperatures, overnight. Scary and not good at all! So… yeah, stay safe there, and definitely don’t hit the road unless you absolutely have to.
“The governor’s office worked overnight alongside the Virginia State Police (VSP), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to respond to this situation. National and local emergency personnel – with special support from Spotsylvania, Stafford, Prince William County and Fredericksburg Counties – continue to clear downed trees along I-95, assist disabled vehicles and to reroute the conductors. Since midnight, VSP has responded to 1,016 traffic accidents and assisted 1,026 motorists. An emergency message is sent to all stranded drivers connecting them to assistance, and the state is working with communities to open a heated shelter for passengers, as needed. “
– Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) January 4, 2022