From 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. today, Virginia State Police (VSP) troopers have responded to 9 additional disabled vehicle incidents and 11 additional traffic crashes in the Appomattox Division for a total of 25 and 45, respectively, since midnight.
All available troopers will continue to work through the evening and overnight, VSP stated.
Temperatures will start dropping within the hour, and more freezing rain and snow are in the forecast for tonight through Friday morning. Thus, state police is still discouraging Virginians from traveling as wet roads will refreeze and become slick.
State police have responded to 385 traffic crashes and 255 disabled vehicles since midnight through 4 p.m. in the state. The majority of those crashes have involved only damage to vehicles.
As of 4 p.m. today, state police are currently responding to 8 traffic crashes and five disabled/stuck vehicles across the state.
Original at 11:26 a.m.
As of 11 a.m. today, Virginia State Police (VSP) has responded to 16 disabled vehicles and 34 traffic crashes in the Appomattox Division during this latest winter storm.
In total, VSP troopers have responded to 270 traffic crashes and 165 disabled vehicles since midnight through 11 a.m. The majority of those crashes have involved only damage to vehicles. There have been no reported traffic fatalities during this time period.
As of 11 a.m. today state police are currently responding to 41 traffic crashes and 18 disabled/stuck vehicles across the state.
Virginians are advised to avoid travel today and overnight into Friday. Open highways allow VDOT crews to safely and effectively treat the roads.
For those who must travel, VSP offered the following safe traffic tips:
• Make sure all windows and lights are clear of snow before heading out.
• Always buckle up – driver and all passengers.
• Drive distraction free – put down the phone and coffee, and keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
• Slow speed for conditions.
• Use headlights to increase your visibility and to help other drivers see you better.
• Share the road responsibly with VDOT vehicles and emergency vehicles.