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Stranded truckers

ESCAMBIA COUNTY -- Parts of Pine Forest Road looked like an impromptu truck stop with semi-Trucks as far as the eye can see.
Many of them have waited patiently for the moment these cones blocking access to Interstate 10 were finally lifted.
The Interstate was closed during the winter storm after ice formed on the pavement.

Finally the moment of truth for dozens of truck drivers stranded with nowhere to go.
For many of them it was a long night...

"Its better to stay in this place here, stay overnight then tomorrow we'll hit the clean roads and start going again" said Jorge Ortiz, Truck Driver.

A long morning...

"I don't think they were prepared for this. That's the problem. Drivers are frustrated. You don't expect that down here. No one does" said Joe Roberts, Truck Driver.

And a long day which has been very frustrating.

"It's unbelievable, six hours waiting yesterday in Alabama" said Jamie Gonzalez, Truck Driver.

The time spent lining Pine Forest Road and filling up parking lots near the I-10 on-ramp, comes with a cost.
Nearby businesses like Burger King was out of half its food supply because their food truck was also delayed.

"We're not making any money sitting, it is what it is" said Sam Edward, Truck Driver.

"All these trailers in here is your products, just waiting to get to the stores" said Melvin Cornielius, Truck Driver.

Melvin Cornielus has a load to drop off in Ocala Florida.
What would normally be a 10 hour trip, turned into more than a day, thanks to the stubborn ice on the interstate that took hours to melt...even though the sun was shining.

01:00:10 "Just waiting and hopefully I can get on the road" said Cornielius.

When Sheriff's Deputies prepared to remove the cones and allow vehicles to get on their way drivers literally ran with excitement to get behind the wheel.

Many of these drivers have waited for 12 hours or more...and they're happy they can finally be on their way.