Drivers stuck on I-24, causes shut down for 12 hours

Amid the standstill of parked semis, a song of hope can be heard from Giorgi Meskhi’s 18 wheeler.

“When I have free time, I’m using it to play guitar,” he told us.

His song of choice: ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles.  It’s an appropriate tune as he waits 12 hours for Interstate 24 to thaw out.

“I have my guitar, my music with me so it inspires me,” Meskhi told Local 6.

Hundreds of truck drivers spent the night along the interstate.  Greg Zeger, his wife and two dogs are traveling from Oregon to Georgia.  He said he spent much of his trip in snowy conditions.  “That’s part of truck driving,” he said with a smile.

James Jackson had to get some fresh air.  He’s heading to South Carolina from Nashville, Illinois.  Jackson said he doesn’t mind the hold-up because things could be worse.

“Just walking around seeing what everybody was doing.” It’s just part of the job. It’s better to be safe you know when they close the road down and try to do something brave,” Jackson said.

Just as Meskhi sang for sun, Kentucky state road crews reopened I-24, 12 hours after it was shut down.

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