Jennifer Travis, her husband and her 12-year-old daughter’s flight home from Orlando, Florida, to Virginia was canceled twice on Monday so they decided to rent a car and drive that afternoon.
They paid $600 for the car and expected to reach home in Sterling, Virginia, at 4 a.m. ET the next day. But little did they know, their travel woes would continue on the road.
On the drive back, they got stuck on Interstate 95 for hours. Travis told CNN her family is safe in their car with a three quarter tank of gas right now but they’re without food or water and in desperate need of a bathroom.
“Needless to say this trip has been crazy,” Travis said.
“My daughter is over it,” she added. “She was scared when it was dark. Now it’s light she is calming down.”
See a tweet Travis sent while stuck on the highway: