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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Hazardous conditions on area roadways led to hundreds of crashes across Central Virginia Friday night, although Virginia State Police said no fatalities have been reported.
A VSP spokesperson said troopers responded to 242 traffic crashes within the 21 counties and four cities encompassing the Richmond region. They said a majority of the crashes only involved damage to vehicles and did not result in many injuries.
In Chesterfield County alone, officials responded to about 75 wrecks.
VDOT crews, meanwhile, applied sand and salt on the roads in order to give drivers traction and to melt any ice.
A VDOT spokesperson says that most primary routes, including interstates and highways, are clear Saturday morning. Many secondary and neighborhood roads, meanwhile, were still
“If driving is absolutely necessary today, we recommend you take it slow and leave some space between you and the car in front of you,” Bethanie Glover with VDOT said.