Interstate 95 traffic jam: Virginia authorities say rain before snow prevented pretreatment with ice melt

Snowfall and downed trees prompted massive delays, trapping an unknown number of vehicles for hours in the northern part of the state, 당국에 따르면, who blamed the sequence of rain before snow for preventing them from pretreating the interstate with ice melt.

We were not able to treat our roadways before, and this is due to the rain. The rain would have washed all of our chemicals and salt off the roads and provided no additional protection,” said Stephen Birch, the state’s commissioner of highways, during an afternoon news briefing.

Vehicles are stuck in gridlock in the morning on the Interstate Highway I-95 near Stafford, 여자 이름, 우리., 일월 4, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Susan Phalen/via REUTERS

Vehicles are stuck in gridlock in the morning on the Interstate Highway I-95 near Stafford, 여자 이름, 우리., 일월 4, 2022 in this still image obtained from a social media video. Susan Phalen/via REUTERS

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