Updated: Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011, 10:00 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011, 5:06 PM EST
Milford, Conn (WTNH) - A stretch of Interstate 95 was closed for hours Wednesday due to sevreal tractor trailers that were stuck in the snow.
It was truck after truck stuck in deep snow along I-95 north in the Fairfield area. William Shepard was ahead of the jam, and was able to park at the Fairfield rest stop and sit out the storm.
"It was rough last night. Snow was blowing sideways across the road couldn't half see," Shepard said.
The back up lasted for hours Wednesday morning as plows tried to clear the snow and free the cars and trucks in the jam.
When asked why some truck drivers brave such dangerous conditions, trucker George Stewart said "They lose money. A lot of them are pushed into driving in these storms. A lot of the drivers are getting smarter and they just shut down."
Route 1 and other side roads packed with traffic trying to get around the jam. Around noon, the trucks began moving again.
"I was hung up in traffic, so I figured I would take a 10-hour break," trucker William Roper said.
Many of the truckers at the Milford rest stop said it's better to be safe than off in a ditch somewhere along the highway.