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    Posted December 27, 2012 by
    bteam75
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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    Wintry weather

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    Treacherous Holiday Travel Day

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     bteam75 lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and was in Hannastown, Pennsylvania, visiting family. On December 26, he said what should have been a three-and-a-half to four-hour trip home took about eight hours. He shot these photos while stopped along the way.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    The travel day after Christmas was a tricky drive from the Pittsburgh area to Northern VA, Washington D.C. area. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 70 & 270 were scattered with abandoned, crashed, and disabled vehicles. Tractor trailer trucks could not make it up certain hills such as Town Hill. Breezewood, PA was scattered with Tractor Trailer trucks and vehicles that were spun out, making it a 40 to 70 minute trip once off the PA turnpike to Interstate 70. The snow and sleet turned to downpours about 50 mile from Northern VA.
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