Virginia State Police respond to numerous crashes, disabled vehicles Tuesday
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Following the winter weather that slammed Virginia Monday morning, Virginia State Police are continuing to respond to several crashes and disabled vehicles throughout the Commonwealth.
Starting at 12:01 a.m. up until 10:00 a.m., Troopers have responded to 43 traffic crashes and 111 disabled vehicles.
Currently, troopers are on the scene of 14 crashes statewide and are responding/aiding 44 disabled vehicles.
These disabled vehicles do not reflect those vehicles stuck in the impacted stretch of I-95 near Fredericksburg, according to police.
Troopers say the majority of the crashes continue to be only damage to vehicles. However, there have been a few injuries and no reported traffic deaths relating to the winter weather.
Here’s a list of the statewide crashes troopers have responded to:
- Richmond Division: 27 Disabled Vehicles & 5 Traffic Crashes
- Culpeper Division: 11 Disabled Vehicles & 4 Traffic Crashes
Efforts remain underway by VDOT, VSP, and local response agencies to continue operations to clear I-95 in the Fredericksburg region of stuck and disabled vehicles. Also to note:
There have been no reported crashes within the impacted stretch of Interstate 95.
Motorists traveling Interstate 95 today are advised to identify alternate routes before they reach the Interstate closures. For those heading south, the interstate is closed at Exit 152 (Dumfries Road) in Prince William County. For those heading north, the interstate is closed at Exit 104 (Carmel Church) in Caroline County. Those locations are currently experiencing congestion resulting from drivers not exiting the interstate at earlier opportunities.
In Prince William County, local fire and EMS are utilizing the Express Lanes to reach stranded motorists and provide water, snacks, and gas to those in need.
- Appomattox Division: 13 Disabled Vehicles & 8 Traffic Crashes
- Wytheville Division: 7 Disabled Vehicles & 4 Traffic Crashes
- Chesapeake Division: 15 Disabled Vehicles & 5 Traffic Crashes
- Salem Division: 13 Disabled Vehicles & 5 Traffic Crashes
- Fairfax Division: 25 Disabled Vehicles & 12 Traffic Crashes
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