Uber driver DaVante Williams got a hotel for a teen passenger after being stuck on I-95. 

SOURCE: Courtesy DaVante Williams


DaVante Williams was just focused on getting his teenage passenger home safely to her parents during the more than five hours they were stuck on Interstate 95 in Virginia along with countless other vehicles.

The part-time Uber driver told CNN he didn't know that Monday's severe winter storm had created a 50-mile-long backup that left some motorists stranded for more than 24 hours when he agreed to make the trip from Washington, DC, to Williamsburg, Virginia.


Williams, 32, said he picked the girl up at Union Station at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, after her train had been canceled because of the weather conditions.

They were about 20 miles into the two-and-a-half hour trip when Williams realized there was a problem.

"I noticed trucks and cars, there's a ton of red lights ahead of me," he said.

He tried taking an alternate route, but police directed him back onto the Interstate because those roads were also closed due to downed trees and power lines.


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