Neal Cardin
Stranded motorist, including David Smith, standing left, sit Thursday morning at the bottom of a hill on Ky. 313 less than a mile from Interstate 65. Many of the drivers spent the night stranded in the snow.
Motorists live stranded life

Fresh off a shift of work at R&L Carriers in Louisville, Eric Tartaglia was ready to brave the blinding snow and get to his Vine Grove home early Thursday morning.

He didn’t make it.

At about the 105-mile marker in the southbound lane of Interstate 65, Tartaglia’s path was blocked “by a wall of traffic.”