Multiple Car Crashes Reported as Snow Hits Hampton Roads
When snow hits Hampton Roads it normally causes chaos because drivers are unfamiliar with bad weather conditions. This week’s storm was no exception.
WAVY.com reported on how first responders across Hampton Roads worked numerous vehicle crashes during the Monday evening rush hour and in the hours after, as a snow storm moved through the area.
The worst time for accidents was the four hours between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Virginia State Police report troopers responded to 80 vehicle crashes in the Hampton Roads region and 25 disabled vehicles, WAVY reported.
All of the cities in Hampton Roads were affected although there was more snow on the Peninsula than the Southside. Here are some of the accident totals for cities.
Since 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Chesapeake police said there had been 66 traffic crashes, 11 crashes involving injuries and 34 disabled vehicles.
Hampton police reported that since 3 p.m. Monday, there had been at least 29 vehicle crashes, including at least 14 with injuries.
Suffolk police responded an accident on Carolina Road (Route 13) just after 3 p.m. on Monday. They were also called out to a two-vehicle crash to the 1400 block, a head-on collision in the 2400 block, and a work fan that hit tree in the 2000 block.
“Injuries are reported as minor and non-life threatening and all of the accidents remain under investigation,” said Suffolk City spokeswoman Diana Klink.
In Newport News, emergency crews went to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on I-64 East at mile marker 256, according to VDOT. Drivers faced large delays on the Interstate.
Injuries were reported in Virginia Beach at about 4 p.m. when a crash occurred in the 1100 block of Princess Anne Road.
Newschannel 13 reported on how freezing rain was falling in Norfolk before sunrise Tuesday, making for “dangerous driving conditions on city streets and the Interstates.”
Some drivers were reported to be on the roads, but many of the vehicles were snow plows working to clear the roads. VDOT, which clears Interstates and major roads in Virginia, has been plowing since 6 p.m. Monday.
Yesterday we wrote about the five biggest mistakes drivers make in snow. Try not to go out in the snow unless you can help it. If you have to be on the roads, drive carefully, watch your speed and don’t travel too closely behind other vehicles. If you have been in a snow related accident that was the fault of another driver, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077.