Drivers Stranded on I-95 in Virginia After Heavy, Wet Snowfall Followed by Freezing Temperatures from a Winter Storm

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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says he’s been stuck on I-95 in Virginia for 21+ hours: “I bet I have another 2 or 3 hours to go to get to work. I left yesterday right at lunchtime.” YouTube Tips ⓘ

Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main north–south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, and on January 3-4, 2022 the interstate became jammed between Washington D.C. and an area around Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reported that I-95 was closed in both directions in Fredericksburg area from exit 152 (Dumfries Road) to exit 104 (Carmel Church).

Several jams were caused by jackknifed trucks. At 12:59 a.m. VDOT reported that on I-95 southbound in Stafford, traffic was blocked near exit 136 (Centreport Pkwy.) area due to struck/disabled (stuck? sic?) trucks. VDOT crews were traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-95, south of Centreport in order to get to the scene for plowing and treating of I-95.

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On I-95 northbound, an estimated 20-30 trucks were stuck near the Matta River area, around Mile Marker 117, south of exit 118 (Thornburg). Towing crews were on the scene for removal, with VDOT crews coming to plow and treat the interstate surrounding the removal of disabled vehicles.




I-95 from Fredericksburg to Washington D.C. runs from southwest to northeast. I-95 traverses from U.S. Route 1 (US 1) in Miami, Florida to the Houlton–Woodstock Border Crossing between Maine and the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The interstate mostly parallels the Atlantic coast and US 1, except for a segment between Savannah, Georgia and Washington D.C. and a segment between Portland, Maine and Houlton, Maine.

Interstate 95 is closed in both directions in the Fredericksburg area as crews work to help stranded motorists, some stuck for as long as 24 hours. YouTube Tips ⓘ

I-95 closure leaves cars stranded for over 12 hours in Virginia due to winter weather. (FOX Weather Courtesy: WTTG). YouTube Tips ⓘ

I-95 SB at MM151 south of Mine Road near Fredericksburg, Virginia (VDOT/511Virginia.org)
I-95 SB at MM151 south of Mine Road near Fredericksburg, Virginia (VDOT/511Virginia.org).




Traffic Alerts from the Virginia Department of Transportation

(approx. 11:00 a.m. ESTl)

Update: Incident: SB on I-95 at MM166.0 (0.8mi south of Rt7100S Exit166A) in Fairfax Co. All SB travel lanes closed. 11:22AM

Crash: NB on I-81 at MM285.0 (2.0mi north of VA-42 Exit283) in Shenandoah Co. 1 NB travel lane closed. Delay 2 mi. 11:18AM

Disabled Vehicle: EB on I-66 at MM57.2 (0.4mi west of US-50E Exit57A) in Fairfax Co. 1 EB travel lane closed. 11:14AM

Update: Crash: NB on VA-288 at 5.8mi south of I-64 in Goochland Co. 1 NB travel lane closed. 11:14AM

Cleared: Disabled Vehicle: EB on I-64 at MM146.0 (2.6mi west of VA-605 Exit148) in Louisa Co. 11:10AM

Update: Crash: NB on US-301 at 1.4mi north of US-17 in King George Co. All NB travel lanes closed. 11:10AM

Cleared: Closed: Other Weather: EB on Rt. 666E at MM1 in Dinwiddie Co. 11:10AM

Cleared: Closed: Other Weather: NB on Rt. 603N at MM5 in Powhatan Co. 11:10AM

Cleared: Closed: Other Weather: NB on Rt. 603N at MM5 in Caroline Co. 11:02AM

Update: Incident: SB on I-95 at MM156.0 (1.7mi south of Dale Blvd Exit156) in Prince William Co. All SB travel lanes closed. 11:02AM

Closed: Other Weather: NB on Rt. 614N in Goochland Co. All NB & all SB travel lanes closed. Potential Delays. 10:58AM

Update: Incident: SB on I-95 at MM163.0 (0.1mi north of US-1 Exit161) in Fairfax Co. All SB travel lanes closed. 10:54AM

Cleared: Bridge/Tunnel Stoppage: WB on I-64 at I-64 Tunnel-HRBT W in Norfolk. 10:52AM

Bridge/Tunnel Stoppage: WB on I-64 at I-64 Tunnel-HRBT W in Norfolk. All WB travel lanes closed. 10:50AM

Cleared: Disabled Vehicle: WB on I-64 High Rise Bridge W in Chesapeake. 10:50AM

Update: Disabled Vehicle: WB on I-64 High Rise Bridge W in Chesapeake. 1 WB travel lane closed. 10:46AM

Update: Crash: NB on US-301 at 1.4mi north of US-17 in King George Co. All NB travel lanes closed. 10:46AM

Disabled Vehicle: EB on I-64 at MM146.0 (2.6mi west of VA-605 Exit148) in Louisa Co. 1 EB travel lane closed. 10:46AM

Crash: NB on I-664 I-664 Tunnel-MMMBT N in Hampton. 1 NB travel lane closed. 10:44AM

Cleared: Bridge/Tunnel Stoppage: WB on I-64 at I-64 Tunnel-HRBT W in Norfolk. 10:44AM

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