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Drivers Snowed-In All Night as Crews Work to Reopen I-95 Near DC

  • Tractor-trailers piled up in blizzard, closing stretch of road
  • Power still out for thousands of businesses and homeowners
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Snowstorm Strands Hundreds of Drivers on I-95 in Virginia
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A pileup of tractor trailers in Virginia shut down Interstate 95, the U.S. East Coast’s major north-south artery, during a snowstorm, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight in freezing temperatures and disrupting private and commercial traffic.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said its crews were still working Tuesday morning to unblock the highway south of the U.S. capital, but it remained unclear when traffic could resume. After several hours, the agency is now trying to move cars off the highway via interchanges and asking anyone experiencing a medical emergency stuck in the chain of cars to call 911.