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Weather-Related Car Accidents Keep Rescue Crews Busy

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Wednesday's winter weather created some dicey conditions on the roads. Rescue crews were busy responding to reports of numerous accidents in the Charlottesville area. In some cases the roads looked safe to drive on, but the opposite was true.

Areas of Interstate 64 west of Charlottesville and US-29 south of Charlottesville saw some especially troublesome accidents. Several vehicles slid off the road before overturning or hitting an embankment.

More than two dozen accidents littered roads Wednesday, creating twice the amount of work first responders see on a normal day.

"Situations like this generate what we call surges in volume that have to be addressed," said Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad Duty Officer Pete Davidson. They coordinated their efforts closely with other crews in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

"We're always prepared for incidents like this," said Captain Tim Karr of the Charlottesville Fire Department. "Our apparatus is ready, crews are ready to respond."

Despite a high volume of accidents, no serious injuries resulted from Wednesday's winter weather.

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