State Police busy responding to crashes, stuck vehicles across the state

Published 1:37 pm Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Central Virginia, Hampton Roads and Southside Virginia regions continue to be the busiest for Virginia State Police (VSP) troopers’ calls for service Saturday. Fortunately, the majority of crashes have involved only damage to vehicles and there have been no reported traffic fatalities in Virginia.

Charlotte County has received an estimated 6-7 inches of snow.

VDOT crews and contractors are focusing efforts on interstates and primary routes before treating and plowing lesser traveled secondary and subdivision streets. While the snow continues, crews make multiple passes on the major roads to keep them clear enough for emergency vehicles to travel. Temperatures are forecasted to remain below freezing, creating hazardous driving conditions, including black ice.

Road conditions remain treacherous, and Virginians are still advised to stay off the roads.
From midnight Saturday through noon Saturday, VSP have responded to 325 traffic crashes and 322 disabled vehicles statewide. During the same 12-hour period, Virginia State Police have received a total of 1,124 calls for service.
As of 11:45 a.m., troopers are still on scene of 37 traffic crashes and 35 disabled vehicles statewide.

Snow continues to fall in the Heart of Virginia, with the bulk of it expected to come before 3 p.m. The weather should gradually clear during the course of the day, with a high near 24 degrees.

Tonight, skies should be clear, with a low around 11.