RICHMOND, Va. — “Are we in the Twilight Zone?” That was the question Adam Hicks asked while driving along Interstate 64 in Richmond on Saturday morning. Hicks thought he may have been transported to another time and space because of what he saw coming in the opposite direction.
He saw a seemingly endless convoy of semi-trailer trucks — with state police blocking any other vehicles from entering the highway.
“We’ve seen at least 30 so far. Here’s a whole new set of trucks coming up,” Hicks said on video recorded while on Interstate 64.
“I want to re-iterate the interstate is blocked off. No incoming traffic,” passenger, identified on Facebook as Joyce Ord, said. “This is Interstate 64, Richmond. No idea what’s going on. This is getting more and more bizarre.”
What Hicks and Ord were watching was the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics. An event designed to raise awareness, and money, for the Special Olympics.
“Now it’s only Walmart trucks. Are we in the Twilight Zone?” Hicks said. “It’s just endless trucks. No other cars can come onto the road. Police are blocking all other cars.”
The convoy left Meadow Event Park Saturday morning about 10 a.m. and headed south on Interstate 95. It then traveled along Interstate 295 southbound to Interstate 64 eastbound. At Bryan Park the convoy took Interstate 95 north back to Meadow Event Park. The relative short trip around town seemed to accomplish its mission to raise awareness.
Many people took to social media to report the strange sight and ask what was going on.
“Other people are filming it,” Ord said. “It’s a phenomenon.”
Her video, which Hicks posted on his Facebook page, had been shared nearly 20,000 times.