Uber Rider Billed $600 After Getting Stuck on I-95 in Winter Storm

Cars Backed Up On I-95 In Virginia Overnight After Major Snowstorm

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Yikes. Could you imagine being stuck on I-95 for literally hours thanks to the snow and then coming home to a $600 bill?! Well that's what happened to Andrew Peters!

Peters hailed an Uber to take him home to Richmond from Dulles International Airport (he'd just returned from a trip to sunny California) and didn't realize the extent the storm took on Virginia. After sitting on the interstate for 9 hours with no food or water, he paid the $200 bill and was then given an additional charge of $400 from the popular ride share company.

According to Uber’s website, “heavy traffic may cause your trip to take longer than expected and to compensate your driver for the additional time, your fare may change.”


Updated Jan. 6, 2022

Peters disputed the charge and was ultimately refunded.

“We have refunded Mr. Peters after this terrible ordeal and are so glad that he and his Uber driver got home safely,” Uber said in a statement to the Associated Press. They also shared that the driver's pay would not be affected by this.

Original Source: WJLA

Updated information: Associated Press

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