48-Mile Traffic on I-95 Kept Tim Kaine on the road for 27 Hours on his D.C. commute

On Monday, Virginia experienced an intense snow storm, with several feet of snow accumulation in multiple areas of the state. Virginia was highly unprepared for the event, as it had decided against pre-treating the roads the day before.

As a result, the state police experienced one of the heaviest work loads in recent years, responding to more than 1000 calls statewide in just one day.

One area heavily impacted was I-95, specifically in northern Virginia. Six tractor trucks had slipped or otherwise gotten involved in an accident, blocking up traffic for more than 48 miles of it.

At 8:27 AM on Tuesday, January 4, 2021, Sen. Tim Kaine tweeted that he had left for D.C. at 1 PM on January 3, 2021 and was still not near the Capitol. He also tweeted that he was talking with the Virginia Department of Transportation. The area had received at least 14 inches of snow in one day.

He arrived in the Capitol after 27 hours on the road, and reported that he only had an orange and a Dr. Pepper to consume for the entire time. He explained how he had to figure out ways to conserve gas throughout the night while keeping warm.

Governor Northam and his current administration has been criticized for his ill-preparedness in handling the snow storm.

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