Sen. Tim Kaine, NBC reporter, among hundreds stuck in massive traffic jam overnight after winter storm paralyzed DC

Sen. Tim Kaine, NBC reporter, among hundreds stuck in massive traffic jam overnight after winter storm paralyzed DC
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When a snowstorm hit the Northeastern Corridor on Monday, January 3, some areas received little or no snow while others were hit hard — and in the Washington D.C. area, the winter weather caused a severe traffic jam that kept some people stuck in their cars all night on I-95. One of them was NBC News reporter Josh Lederman.

When Lederman appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” the following morning, host Joe Scarborough noted that Lederman had been “stuck inside of his car for about ten hours” in Northern Virginia. Lederman, reporting from his car on I-95 about 30 miles outside of Washington, D.C., told Scarborough and fellow host Mika Brzezinski, “This has been a pretty insane and fairly dystopian experience. I was headed back to D.C. last night; GPS said I’d get back about 5:15. About 7:15, with several delays, it was looking pretty bad on the roads. And by 7:30, we were just at a standstill and have been at a standstill ever since.”

Lederman added, “I can see thousands of cars from where I am on the highway on I-95; (they) have been overnight in their cars without food, without water. It’s been 26 degrees outside, and nobody knows how long we’re going to be here or how we’re going to get out…. This is scary.”

Several hours earlier, Lederman had tweeted:

The National Desk reported:

Sen. Tim Kaine also appears to be stuck in the traffic jam.


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