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Family stranded in Virginia: 'It's not getting any better'


January 5, 2022

By 1 p.m. Tuesday, morale was plummeting for Jennifer Travis, her husband and their 12-year-old daughter.

They were down to half a bottle of water and no snacks. Their last meal had been at a Denny's at 7 p.m. Monday. They hadn't slept and were dressed for sunny Florida, not the frigid snowstorm in Virginia that had stranded them in their rented Chevy Tahoe for more than 18 hours.

"It's getting hard because it's not getting any better," said Travis, 42, her voice cracking as she sat on traffic-clogged U.S. Route 17 near Fredericksburg. "They keep saying help is coming. But it's not coming...

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