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State Police Respond to Hundreds of Crashes During Snow Storm

Feb. 13, 2014

From 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) through 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Feb.13), Virginia State Police state police emergency dispatch centers fielded 3,348 calls for service.

During that same period, state troopers responded to 995 traffic crashes and 904 disabled vehicles across the Commonwealth.

As of noon Thursday, there are 28 traffic crashes actively being worked by troopers statewide.

The majority of crashes investigated by state police have only involved damage to vehicles and no injuries.

To date there have been two storm-related traffic deaths. The first crash occurred Wednesday afternoon in Halifax County and claimed a Nathalie, Va., man. The second crash occurred Thursday morning in Loudoun County and claimed the life of a VDOT contract worker. VSP is still in the process of notifying the contract worker’s next of kin.

Virginians are still advised to stay off the roads this morning and through today until conditions improve.

Divisional breakdown of traffic crashes from 4 p.m. Wednesday thru 11:30 a.m. Thursday:

- Richmond Division: 291 traffic crashes and 139 disabled vehicles…648 total calls for service.

- Culpeper Division: 80 traffic crashes and 103 disabled vehicles…328 total calls for service.

- Appomattox Division: 153 traffic crashes and 88 disabled vehicles…378 calls for service.

- Wytheville Division: 76 traffic crashes and 122 disabled vehicles…390 calls for service.

- Chesapeake Division: 183 traffic crashes and 83 disabled vehicles…513 calls for service.

- Salem Division: 134 traffic crashes and 197 disabled vehicles…581 calls for service.

- Fairfax Division: 78 traffic crashes and 172 disabled vehicles…510 calls for service.

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