Release from Virginia State Police:
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.
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:
Crashes=248 Disabled Vehicles=149 Total Calls for
Crashes=118 Disabled Vehicles=137 Total Calls for
Crashes=138 Disabled Vehicles=65 Total Calls for
Crashes=21 Disabled Vehicles=29 Total Calls for
Crashes=60 Disabled Vehicles=40 Total Calls for
Crashes=42 Disabled Vehicles=54 Total Calls for
Crashes=32 Disabled Vehicles=97 Total Calls for
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:
time to reach travel destination
for road conditions
driving distances between vehicles for increased stopping
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