It was a rough day for truckers. Many of them had to wait hours before getting on the road due to dangerous conditions.
The fawndale chain check was full. Truck after truck waiting for 1-5 to open. Parking lots and nearby hotels and restaurants were also full. Truck drivers were waiting to get on the road so that they could deliver their loads and get back home.
Robert Gonzales was one of the lucky ones.. he was semi ready for the closure.
"My wife had me packed up with food,” says Gonzales.”I just got done eating some real nice tortilla soup that she sent for me and I’m doing pretty good but a lot of us have to roll because we got a lot of products that everybody needs for the holiday season.”
I-5 did open around noon but closed again around two o’clock, leaving truckers still stranded.