Being stuck in traffic on I-65 for SEVEN HOURS and having to sleep in the car is not quite what we expected on our trip! @jordanmcdonald_—
Logan Harwell (@loganharwell) January 18, 2013
Tuscaloosa resident Stephanie Burgett has been stuck on the interstate since 4:30p Thursday. She was en route to Nashville.
“I’m on the side of the road trying to get to an exit. Three 18 wheelers are asleep in front of me. They won’t move,” she told Fox6.
We’ve gotten the same story from multiple people stuck in traffic. Drivers say they can’t drive down the side of the interstate to access the exits because 18-wheelers have pulled their rigs over.
Some drivers on I-65 in Cullman, AL have been stuck in traffic for at least 9 hours. And it's still going on this morning.—
Tiffany Daggett (@TIFFvsTIP) January 18, 2013
I-65 NB/SB are closed at exit 299 bc of icy conditions and accidents—
FOX6 Traffic (@FOX6Traffic) January 18, 2013
Cullman opened a shelter at the civic center for people stuck in traffic but drivers couldn't get there.—
Clare Huddleston (@Fox6Clare) January 18, 2013
There was briefly some progress earlier this morning, but that was before an 18-wheeler overturned.
Be safe out there.