Uber passenger reimbursed $ 600 bill after freeway closure | Ap thread
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Richmond man was refunded the $ 600 he was billed for an Uber ride that got stuck with hundreds of others on an icy stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia.
Andrew Peters was returning from San Francisco and didn’t understand the gravity of the situation when he took an Uber at Dulles International Airport on Monday and got stuck in the road disaster, WTOP-FM reported.
“It was a little scary,” Peters said. “We had no food or water.
Hundreds of motorists were stranded in freezing temperatures along a 40-mile stretch of I-95. Police said part of the road became impassable when tractor-trailers were jacked up in a winter storm. The highway completely reopened Tuesday evening after more than a day of blockage.
After a nine-hour walk, Peters returned home on Tuesday and paid a bill for $ 200. But Peters then said Uber added $ 400, bringing its total bill to $ 600. He disputed the supplement.
In a statement sent to The Associated Press, Uber said Peters would get his money back.
“We reimbursed Mr. Peters after this terrible ordeal and are very happy that he and his Uber driver returned home safe and sound,” the statement said, which also states that the driver’s salary will not be affected.
According to Uber’s website, “heavy traffic can make your trip longer than expected and to compensate your driver for the extra time, your fare may change.”
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