Truckers Occupy Time Waiting for I-80 East to Reopen

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North Platte, Neb. Interstate 80 reopened at 2 p.m. after being closed overnight because of the snow, but, hundreds of truckers had no option but to wait it out at places like the Flying J and even the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Truck driver Edwar Baython expressed concern, "I don't know what I'm going to do if my fuel gets done."

'It's a little frustrating because it could have been avoided if we would've been rerouted a different route; but, it happens, being out here in this kind of weather, it happens," Cesar Hernandez said.

Although ready to get back on the road, many kept a positive outlook and kept themselves busy stretching outside their trucks and even throwing a football.

William Palmer, a UPS driver, said, "I got my partner in the truck keeping it warm. It's all good. The food is cookin' up in there."

The Department of Roads, along with the Nebraska State Patrol, worked to clear the interstate, which has since re-opened.

Captain Lynn Williams of the Nebraska State Patrol, said, "We monitor the situation, and in this case brought out some extra resources."

They truckers are just eager to get home. "It's unfortunate, but I just want to get home safe," said Hernandez.