Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D., took warmth Wednesday after blaming hundreds of drivers for being on the highway solely to be left stranded on Interstate 95 due to heavy snowfall that crippled snow elimination crews.
“We gave warnings, and people need to pay attention to these warnings, and the less people that are on the highways when these storms hit, the better,” Northam advised The Washington Post.
A sitting senator, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was among the many stranded drivers Tuesday. He documented his nightmarish commute on Twitter, lastly reaching the Capitol after 27 hours.
Northam and the Virginia Department of Transportation have been accused of failing to put together the roads for the upcoming onslaught of snow, whereas some who had been caught within the winter storm visitors hit the governor and the company for not responding quick sufficient following the catastrophe.
“I’ve contacted the governor, he finally came out this morning and said he has shelters opening up. It’s a day late and a dollar short,” father Joseph Catalano, who obtained caught within the visitors after taking his household on a post-Christmas journey to Disney World, stated.
But Northam didn’t appear to be eager on accepting accountability. And when the governor pointed fingers at Virginia drivers, his critics shamed him and began counting down the hours till he arms over the keys to the governor’s mansion. Republican Glenn Youngkin, who defeated Democrat Terry McAuliffe in November’s gubernatorial election, will likely be sworn into workplace on Jan. 15.
“You can’t make it up,” National Journal’s Josh Kraushaar tweeted.
Northam tweeted Tuesday evening that every one stranded drivers had been accounted for, however urged Virginians to keep off the roads because the scenario stays “hazardous.”