VSP Respond To 3,000 Calls For Service Wednesday

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Release from Virginia State Police:

RICHMOND –
Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers have now fielded more than 3,118
calls for service as Wednesday's storm system moves out of the Commonwealth.

Statewide from
midnight Wednesday (March 6) through 9 p.m., Virginia troopers responded to 659
traffic crashes and 571 disabled vehicles. State police dispatchers fielded more
than 1,240 additional calls for assistance and other information. The majority
of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only.

As of 9:30 p.m.,
State Troopers are handling 25 calls for service, with only six of those being
traffic crashes and another six for disabled vehicles.

The following is
a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police from midnight through
9 p.m. today:

Division
I–Richmond
(Metro
Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)

Traffic
Crashes=248 Disabled Vehicles=149 Total Calls for
Service=750

Division
II–Culpeper

(Fredericksburg/Culpeper/Warrenton/Harrisonburg/Winchester)

Traffic
Crashes=118 Disabled Vehicles=137 Total Calls for
Service=538

Division
III-Appomattox

(Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South
Hill)

Traffic
Crashes=138 Disabled Vehicles=65 Total Calls for
Service=396

Division
IV-Wytheville

(Wytheville/Dublin/Galax/Bristol/Vansant/Wise)

Traffic
Crashes=21 Disabled Vehicles=29 Total Calls for
Service=289

Division
V-Chesapeake
(Hampton
Roads/Tidewater/Eastern
Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)

Traffic
Crashes=60 Disabled Vehicles=40 Total Calls for
Service=396

Division
VI-Salem

(Lexington/Clifton
Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)

Traffic
Crashes=42 Disabled Vehicles=54 Total Calls for
Service=355

Division
VII-Fairfax
(Prince
William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)

Traffic
Crashes=32 Disabled Vehicles=97 Total Calls for
Service=394

Motorists are
reminded that roads will be slick through the night and into the morning hours
on Thursday. For their safety, drivers are advised to delay travel in the
morning, if possible.

If having to
travel, drivers are reminded to do the following:

  • ·
    Add extra
    time to reach travel destination
  • ·
    Slow speed
    for road conditions
  • ·
    Increase
    driving distances between vehicles for increased stopping
    distance
  • ·
    Buckle up
    and don't drive distracted
  • ·
    Call 511 for road
    conditions or click on http://www.511virginia.org
    not 911 or #77, as these are for emergency calls
    only

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