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Police respond to over 2,600 crashes, disabled vehicles due to winter storm

The majority of the more than 2,600 calls for service to Virginia State Police involved damage...
The majority of the more than 2,600 calls for service to Virginia State Police involved damage only to vehicles, and no fatalities have been reported.(Virginia State Police)
Published: Jan. 3, 2022 at 11:45 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2022 at 8:50 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Monday’s wintry mix left its mark on roads in central Virginia, with Virginia State Police responding to more than 2,600 calls for service statewide.

Troopers say they started getting calls for crashes and disabled vehicles starting at 12:01 a.m. The majority of the more than 2,600 incidents involved only damage to the vehicles. Police say there were a few injuries but zero deaths were reported.

Police say most of the crashes and disabled vehicles have been caused by motorists driving too fast for conditions.

A crash that occurred on Elkhardt Road
A crash that occurred on Elkhardt Road(WWBT)

Here’s a breakdown of all the crashes as of 8:30 p.m.:

  • Richmond Division: 178 Disabled Vehicles & 280 Traffic Crashes
  • Culpeper Division: 71 Disabled Vehicles & 32 Traffic Crashes
  • Appomattox Division: 130 Disabled Vehicles & 118 Traffic Crashes
  • Wytheville Division: 80 Disabled Vehicles & 55 Traffic Crashes
  • Chesapeake Division: 48 Disabled Vehicles & 145 Traffic Crashes
  • Salem Division: 133 Disabled Vehicles & 124 Traffic Crashes
  • Fairfax Division: 206 Disabled Vehicles & 113 Traffic Crashes
Crash and Backup on Route 29/Nelson County
Crash and Backup on Route 29/Nelson County(Virginia State Police)

Even though the snow ended, the road conditions will continue to be treacherous with temperatures below freezing overnight.

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