Hundreds of Auto Crashes are Reported Across Virginia as Snow Falls
Snow caused interstate closures and hundreds of crashes in Virginia on Friday afternoon, with almost 20 recorded in Hampton Roads alone.
Heavy snowfall at the same time as the evening commute proved problematic in cities such as Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth, VA.
As of 4:45 p.m., Virginia State Police reported troopers were still handling 157 calls for service, with 130 of those being traffic crashes and another 19 for disabled vehicles. The figure was climbing through the evening.
VSP responds to hundreds of crashes
If you were injured in a car crash in snowy conditions caused by the fault of another driver you should consider contacting an experienced Norfolk car accident lawyer.
Here’s a breakdown of calls from Virginia State Police as of 4 p.m. on January, 25.
Statewide Virginia State Police (only):
Total Calls for Service=1,155
Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)
Total Calls for Service=172
State police also issued an Icy Conditions Advisory was issued for south bound I-664 at Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel South in Newport News at 6 p.m.
As of 6:30 p.m., Jolly Pond Road in James City County was shut down due to ice on the road.
You should drive with care if you have to drive at all in the snow. See our Norfolk, VA injury lawyers’ safe winter weather driving tips.
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