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Stuck on the side of the road
Stuck on the side of a road and miserable.
Truckers who had to be diverted off of I -10 are just sitting and waiting for the interstate to open.
But as Channel Three's Kalie Desimone explains with each passing moment patience is fading.
Missing delivery dates plus the added stress of not making money is making several dozen truckers stranded here near the entrance of I 10 and Pine Forest Road feel frustrated.
It has been a long two days for truck driver - Joe Roberts. His delivery which was expected in Plant City- is a day and a half days late. Roberts say he spent hours sitting in traffic Wednesday on 49 south just before McGee and on 59. It wasn't much after that jam up cleared that he any everyone else on the I-10 were forced to exit.
Joe Roberts- Trucker
"You don't see this down here. 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."
Roberts says he has about another 400 miles to go before he makes it to his destination. And at this point he just want to get rid of this load. Other drivers feel the same and are getting impatient, wanting to know just when they can get on their way.
Sam Edwards- Trucker
"We're not making any money sitting here, it is what it is."
Many truckers say the closer of I10 could have been avoided if more was done to pretreat the pavement on the interstate.