RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police were very busy during the height of Thursday’s winter storm.
Here in Richmond, there were 520 calls for service with more than 300 crashes. 14 people were injured in accidents around the city, but so far no reports of fatalities.
In all, troopers responded to more than 2900 calls.
The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police from 12:00 p.m. through 4 p.m.:
Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)
Traffic Crashes: 148
Disabled Vehicles: 34
Total Calls for Service: 209
Traffic Crashes: 63
Disabled Vehicles: 52
Total Calls for Service: 146
Appomattox (Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South Hill)
Traffic Crashes: 115
Disabled Vehicles: 18
Total Calls for Service: 175
Traffic Crashes: 25
Disabled Vehicles: 15
Total Calls for Service: 128
Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)
Traffic Crashes: 10
Disabled Vehicles: 12
Total Calls for Service: 69
Salem (Lexington/Clifton Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)
Traffic Crashes: 93
Disabled Vehicles: 40
Total Calls for Service: 199
Fairfax (Prince William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)
Traffic Crashes: 37
Disabled Vehicles: 51
Total Calls for Service: 158
Motorists are still being advised to stay off the highways as wet roads will freeze overnight. For their safety, drivers are advised to delay travel until later Friday so VDOT crews can continue to treat and clear the highways.
Drivers are also advised NOT to call 911 or #77 to find out about road conditions. These phone lines must remain clear for real emergencies. Call 511 for road conditions or click HERE to see conditions online.
If having to travel, drivers are reminded to do drive to save lives (#drivetosavelives):
- Clear off all snow from your vehicle – windows, roof, trunk and lights
- 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
- MOVE OVER for all stopped emergency vehicles, highway vehicles and two trucks.