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#300585 - 01/04/22 06:51 PM Snowbound in Virginia on I-95
brandtb Offline

Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 479
Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Two of my friends called me this morning to report they were stuck at an I-95 off ramp overnight in Virginia. Searching Virginia real time traffic on my computer, I was able to point them to an alternate route - back south to Richmond, then west to I-81.

Two Points -

(1) They are new to smart phones and couldn't figure out how to search for information.

(2) They had minimal emergency supplies in their car. Luckily, they got into a Waffle House at the off ramp. (You have to love Waffle House. Under normal circumstances it's drunks, college kids, tables for eight at 2 AM. In an emergency it's a life saver.)
Brian Brandt

#300586 - 01/04/22 07:05 PM Re: Snowbound in Virginia on I-95 [Re: brandtb]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 3043
Loc: Big Sky Country
What a mess! Just saw it on the news. It's wise to be prepared for potentially long delays, especially in the winter.
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