The Virginia State Police continues to respond to calls for crashed and disabled vehicles in the regions most impacted by Sunday’s snow. As of 10 a.m. today, the state police Richmond and Wytheville divisions were leading the state with the most traffic crashes.
Out of the 1,177 total traffic crashes statewide since 12:01 a.m. Sunday through 10 a.m. today that Virginia State Police personnel have responded to 957 traffic crashes have occurred in the Richmond Division, 639 traffic crashes have occurred in the Wytheville Division.
Disabled/stuck vehicle calls have dominated the calls for service – 1,589 statewide: 356 disabled vehicles in the Richmond Division, 488 disabled vehicles in the Wytheville Division. Virginia State Police and the Virginia Department of Transportation are still advising motorists to delay travel. Main roads and interstates may be clear, but secondary and rural routes are still snow-covered, slick and – in many cases – impassable. The majority of vehicles getting stuck are on secondary roads and neighborhood entrances. Please continue to be patient and allow VDOT vehicles access to treat and clear these secondary roads and intersections.
Downed trees and debris are also causing hazardous conditions on Virginia’s roadways, especially in the western parts of the Commonwealth. As of 10 a.m. today, state police have responded to 119 calls for downed trees/debris in the roadway.
Slick road conditions have also been responsible for several Virginia troopers being struck. As of 11:30 a.m. today, four troopers have been struck by vehicles losing control on slick highways. The latest occurred at 7:39 a.m. this morning, when Master Trooper K.S. Holt’s patrol car was struck by a vehicle that lost control on the icy Interstate 95 overpass at the
If you do have to travel, then please check road conditions before leaving by going to www.511virginia.org or calling 511 or downloading the app. Know before you go!