Kentucky Drivers Stranded on Snowy Interstate Tweet About Their Plight

A backup as long as 20 miles on a Kentucky interstate kept drivers overnight.

Stranded drivers and passengers lamented about their predicament on social media. Some drivers left their cars to try to help shovel snow from around cars. They used hashtags like: #needrescue.

State police are offering driving tips to motorists, saying slippery roads were the contributing factor in 26,427 crashes last year. Meanwhile, the governor declared a state of emergency, the second declaration in less than a month, which allows Kentucky to deploy National Guard troops, if necessary.

Without food or access to bathrooms, passengers pleaded for help:

They were thankful for the sustenance they could forage:

Travelers then tweeted about surviving the ordeal: