A Tennessee Trooper picked up a shovel and took matters into his own hands after a snow storm left Interstate 75 treacherous for travel, stranding drivers of all kinds.
Anderson County Trooper Jacob Wiser was just working a regular shift when calls of stalled vehicles on I-75 from Caryville into Kentucky came flooding in. Wiser then headed to I-75 between Stinking Creek and Jellico with a shovel and got to work.
Thanks to all the hard working Troopers last night! This picture shows one Anderson Trooper who dug out 14 stuck vehicles by hand. pic.twitter.com/xRbWGj7RRW— THPKnoxville (@THPKnoxville) January 17, 2022
Wiser dug out two semi trucks and 12 passenger vehicles by the end of his shift. Meanwhile, Trooper Ryan Fletcher and Emergency Management Agency worker Jay Muncy used a pickup to help push semi trucks up icy patches of hill, reported 10 News.
The men continued responding to disabled vehicles until TDOT was able to arrive and plow the area. As of Monday morning, conditions on I-75 had improved for travel, but TDOt continues to plow and place salt on the interstate from Anderson County to the Kentucky state line.