Drivers trapped in cars after U.S. snowstorm shuts major road in Virginia

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Drivers in Virginia were stranded in their vehicles overnight as authorities worked to reopen an icy stretch of Interstate 95 closed after a storm blanketed the U.S. region in snow a day earlier, officials said on Tuesday. I-95, a major north-south thoroughfare, was shut down in both directions near Fredricksburg, about 55 miles (89 km), the Virginia Department of Transportation said. “Our crews are actively working to get everyone off 95. Plans are underway to guide vehicles currently stopped on the interstate to nearby interchanges, where they can access alternate rout…

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