What’s with the large truck convoy backing up traffic in Richmond?

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-26 10:48:03-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Were you stuck in traffic along interstate 95? Did you see a large truck convoy being escorted by Virginia State Police? Don't be alarmed.

Saturday morning at 10, a record number of trucks participated in the 2014 World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics.

As this video shows, the unique sight confused some drivers who had no idea what was going on.

The truck convoy is a unique one-day celebration where police escort a convoy of trucks through cities and towns in 38 states and Canada. The event helps raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes. About 110 vehicles participated in the ride.

In 2013, over $20,000 was raised with 49 trucks participating in Virginia’s nearly 50-mile round-trip convoy along Interstate 95 from Caroline County to Henrico County, according to a press release sent by Virginia State police.

The convoy left Meadow Event Park along Route 30 to Interstate 95 southbound between Doswell and Exit 84B and traveled along Interstate 295 southbound to Interstate 64 eastbound to Bryan Park and Interstate 95 northbound, before returning to Meadow Event Park around 11:30 a.m.

​​​The event is excepted to end at 2p.m.

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