Driver Shares Hot Meal With Other Motorist Stranded on I-95 After Virginia Snowstorm

A truck driver stranded overnight on Interstate 95 in Woodbridge, Virginia, after a snowstorm decided to lend a helping hand and shared a hot microwaved meal with a nearby car on January 4.

Hundreds of motorists were stranded Monday evening into the following morning after parts of the interstate were blocked by “disabled vehicles and downed trees” after a snowstorm near Fredericksburg, Virginia, authorities said.

Speaking to Storyful, Jean-Carlo Gachet said that he had stayed in his company truck, supplied with a microwave, fridge, and bunk bed, while stranded on the roadway since 1 am the night before.

After noticing the driver in a nearby car get out and walk his dog a few times, he decided to share a hot Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl to help ease the cold and frustration.

“He was shocked at first. It was him and his mother. They were both really thankful when I handed it over,” Gachet said.

On Tuesday evening, Virginia’s Department of Transportation said that all disabled vehicles had been removed from I-95 and that the roadway was back open. Credit: Jean-Carlo Gachet via Storyful

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