Sen. Tim Kaine amongst a whole lot trapped in Virginia snowstorm visitors jam

This image, provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation, shows a closed section of Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Monday, January 3, 2022.

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Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is among hundreds of drivers trapped in a brutal traffic jam caused by heavy snow and icy roads for hours on a freeway outside Washington Tuesday morning.

“I started my normal 2-hour drive to DC at 1:00 pm yesterday,” Kaine tweeted at 8:27 am ET. “19 hours later, I’m still not anywhere near the Capitol.”

Still in his car at around 10 p.m. ET, Kaine tweeted, “A CT family returning from Florida in a crowded car stopped by in the middle of the night handing out oranges when we were stopped for hours on I-95.

“This was a miserable experience, but at some point I made the switch from a miserable travel experience to some kind of survival project,” Kaine said Tuesday morning in a telephone interview with Washington radio station WTOP.

The Democratic senator, who ran Hillary Clinton’s runner-up against former President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, said he intended to go back to work on Monday Continue Senate negotiations on a voting rights agreement. But more than 21 hours after leaving his home in Richmond, he has still not passed Stafford Airport, which is about 50 miles from Washington.

“I’ve never seen anything like it, I think that’s all I can say,” Kaine said.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has closed I-95, with reports of disabled vehicles and fallen trees in the Fredericksburg area, about 50 miles south of DC

“We got an estimated 20-30 trucks stuck” on the I-95 heading north, tweeted the VDOT Fredericksburg shortly before midnight.

Conditions are dangerous on other roads in Virginia as well. The VDOT warns Louisa County of “multiple unfolded semi-trailers” on US Route 522 overnight.

“We wish we had a timetable, estimated time of arrival, or an educated guess as to when we would resume travel on I-95. Several incidents have come to a standstill in our area. It’s frustrating and scary, ”tweeted VDOT Fredericksburg on Monday evening.

NBC News’s Josh Lederman, also stuck in his vehicle overnight, called the scene “pretty dystopian” in an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday morning.

“Nobody knows how long we will stay here or how we will get out,” he reported from his car.

Other drivers stranded in traffic had to park their cars to save gas, even as temperatures dropped well below freezing overnight, Lederman said.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam tweeted Tuesday morning that “state and local emergency services continue to cut fallen trees, assist disabled vehicles, and reroute drivers.”

“An emergency message goes out to any stranded drivers they associate with assistance, and the state is working with communities to open warming shelters if necessary. While sunlight is supposed to help @VaDOT clear the street, all Virginians should continue to avoid 1-95, ”Northam tweeted.

Another reporter, Jim DeFede of CBS News, said in a video posted at 10 a.m. ET that he was stuck on I-95 near Quantico for nearly 18 hours.

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Soccer Legend Tim Brown, Corridor of Fame Resort and Leisure Firm and Elite Holdings to Collaborate on Unique NFL Movies Documentary

CANTON, OHIO & DALLAS – () – The 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinee and 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) and Elite Holdings, LLC (“Elite” ), announced today the development of The Nine, a new, one-of-a-kind documentary produced in partnership with NFL Films. The nine will introduce the people who have both won a Heisman trophy and are anchored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“H2H athletes”).

The H2H athletes to be featured in the documentary include Brown as well as players like Marcus Allen, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Barry Sanders, Roger Staubach and Doak Walker. These athletes represent one of the most exclusive clubs in all professional sports. Lee Shaw, a close friend of Brown and a partner at Elite Holdings, realized, “More men have walked the moon than won a Heisman and been anchored in the hall.”

Brown, who played on the University of Notre Dame football team before becoming one of the greatest receivers in Oakland Raiders and NFL history, will co-executive produce The Nine. Production is scheduled to start in spring. The documentary is expected to be released in spring or summer 2022.

“During my Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement weekend, Lee told me I was only the ninth person to ever win a Heisman and be inducted into the hall, and I couldn’t believe it,” Brown said. “Talking to the likes of Marcus Allen, Barry Sanders, and others, we felt that if we could find a way to tell this story about our legacy in the field, we could find meaningful ways to leave a legacy off the field. ”

Michael Crawford, President and Chief Executive Officer of HOFV, stated, “We are very excited to be part of this unique project that is in line with our mission to honor the past and inspire the future. This project is one of several that are currently being developed by our emerging media department. It reflects our commitment to reaching audiences through powerful storytelling, unique perspectives, and transformative partnerships. This documentary will be an example of the underlying traits and dedication of this select group of exceptional athletes who have both achieved and sustained greatness. ”

Elite has retained Aquarius Sports and Entertainment, based in Washington, DC, as the exclusive agency to represent Elite in all trade negotiations relating to the H2H platform.

About the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company

The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW) is a resort and entertainment company that works with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to harness the power and popularity of professional football and its legendary players. The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, headquartered in Canton, Ohio, owns the Hall of Fame Village, operated by Johnson Controls, a versatile sports, entertainment, and media destination around the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus. You can find more information about the company at www.HOFREco.com.

About Elite Team Holdings LLC

Elite Team Holdings LLC, based in Dallas, Texas, is a sponsorship and brand management company founded to promote the H2H concept in favor of the H2H legends and their families by telling the story of this group of athletes, both of them have won a Heisman trophy and were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Elite will produce original content and pursue sponsorship and branding opportunities around the H2H platform. Elite’s founders also created the H2H Foundation, a nonprofit foundation committed to making positive impacts on communities and charities across the country.

About NFL Films

Since 1965, NFL Films has revolutionized the way America watches football and set the standard in sports filmmaking. Exclusive all-access sound, breathtaking cinematography, stirring orchestral music and poignant storytelling are the trademarks of NFL Films. The 46-year-old production division of the National Football League has received 123 Emmy® awards and is considered the most respected filmmaker in the sport.

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