Independent Study of I-95 shut down being conducted

The Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) will analyze the Interstate 95 shutdown from Jan. according to a report from virginiamercury.com.

The nonprofit CNA will do an independent study on the state’s response to the shut down that had motorist stranded for better 27 hours.

Senator Tim Kaine was one who was caught up in the traffic jam for over 12 hours.

He and Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger have tweeted that they want a thorough public review of the response by Virginia.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and Virginia State Police (VSP) will use the findings.

Those agencies hope the CNA report will lead to better response for future events.

The report will take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

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I-95 is back open but caution is still advised

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In an email from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) the announcement was made that all lanes are back open on Interstate 95 (I-95) near Fredericksburg.

All disabled vehicles have been removed but signal lights and interstate cameras are not working because of power outages caution is still advised.

Travelers including Senator Kaine were stuck on I-95 after a tractor trailer jackknifed causing a chain reaction that block both north and south bound lanes of the interstate.

Many vehicles were stranded in a 40 mile stretch of I-95 starting early Mon. Jan. 3 until late Tues. Jan 4.

The email from VDOT arrived at 8:37 p.m. Tues. Jan. 4 announcing the all clear after authorities were able to direct travelers to the nearest exits.

In that email only essential travel on I-95 is recommended because of the signal outages and slick spots.

Up to the minute road conditions are always available at 511virginia.org.

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VDOT continues to treat the roads and the situation on I-95

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An email from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shows that they continue to treat roads in the state.

VDOT along with state authorities are asking that you travel after the temperatures rise well above freezing if you can.

According to the va511.org website additional support has been called in to help motorist that have been stranded on Interstate 95 (I-95) near Fredericksburg since Monday morning.

The stoppage of traffic was caused by a 16 vehicle accident on I-95 early Monday morning.

Removing snow, trees and vehicles as well as assisting motorist is being done as quickly and safely as possible.

You can stay informed on the opening of I-95 along with the latest state road information at va511.org.

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