Truckers had to sleep on I-40 this weekend after ADOT shut down the interstate

Winter weather and multiple crashes left truckers and motorists stranded on I-40 in freezing temperatures on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

A major winter storm passed through Arizona over the weekend and prompted the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to close down I-40 west of Flagstaff on Saturday night.

ADOT reported five collisions on and icy road conditions on I-40 as a reason for the closure.

The interstate reopened on Sunday morning, but many users took to Twitter to criticize ADOT’s response after spending hours stuck on the interstate.

Several drivers reported running low on fuel and food during the night spent on I-40.

More snow is expected in the Flagstaff area overnight Monday and into Tuesday.