RICHMOND, VA. –Highways across much of Virginia continue to be impacted by the falling snow in those regions, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corrine Geller.
As 10:15 a.m., Wednesday (Jan. 17), Virginia State Police troopers are responding to 61 traffic crashes and 6 disabled vehicles statewide:
Division I–Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)
Traffic Crashes= 7
Division II–Culpeper (Fredericksburg/Culpeper/Warrenton/Harrisonburg/Winchester)
Division III-Appomattox (Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South Hill)
Division IV-Wytheville (Wytheville/Dublin/Galax/Bristol/Vansant/Wise)
Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)
Division VI-Salem (Lexington/Clifton Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)
Division VII-Fairfax (Prince William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)
The majority of the traffic crashes reported only involve damage to vehicles.
For road conditions, Virginians are reminded to use the VDOT 511 system. Please do not call 911 or #77 to ask about road conditions, as these are emergency numbers and need to remain open to emergency calls.
Those who do have to travel today are advised to…
1. Make sure all windows and lights are clear of snow before heading out.
2. Always buckle up – driver and all passengers.
3. Drive distraction free – put down the phone and coffee and keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
4. Slow speed for conditions.
5. Use headlights to increase your visibility and to help other drivers see you better.
6. Share the road responsibly with VDOT vehicles and emergency vehicles.