After motorists in Virginia were left stranded on the highway for over 24 hours, calls for an investigation into the state's handling of the disaster mounted. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, weighed in on the event.
"That stretch of Virginia is so brittle that all it takes is a couple semis to jackknife and you shut down the main north-south artery along the Eastern Seaboard. What if there was some kind of emergency and you needed to flow resources in one direction or the other? How would that have happened with the gridlock that existed?" he said. "There wasn't the right sense of urgency, or it wasn't tackled with the level of vigor it should have been, considering how terrible the situation was on the ground."