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VSP Respond To 3,000 Calls For Service Wednesday

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Release from Virginia State Police:

RICHMOND – Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers have now fielded more than 3,118 calls for service as Wednesday's storm system moves out of the Commonwealth.

Statewide from midnight Wednesday (March 6) through 9 p.m., Virginia troopers responded to 659 traffic crashes and 571 disabled vehicles. State police dispatchers fielded more than 1,240 additional calls for assistance and other information. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only.

As of 9:30 p.m., State Troopers are handling 25 calls for service, with only six of those being traffic crashes and another six for disabled vehicles.

The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police from midnight through 9 p.m. today:

Division I–Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)

Traffic Crashes=248 Disabled Vehicles=149 Total Calls for Service=750

Division II–Culpeper (Fredericksburg/Culpeper/Warrenton/Harrisonburg/Winchester)

Traffic Crashes=118 Disabled Vehicles=137 Total Calls for Service=538

Division III-Appomattox (Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South Hill)

Traffic Crashes=138 Disabled Vehicles=65 Total Calls for Service=396

Division IV-Wytheville (Wytheville/Dublin/Galax/Bristol/Vansant/Wise)

Traffic Crashes=21 Disabled Vehicles=29 Total Calls for Service=289

Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)

Traffic Crashes=60 Disabled Vehicles=40 Total Calls for Service=396

Division VI-Salem (Lexington/Clifton Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)

Traffic Crashes=42 Disabled Vehicles=54 Total Calls for Service=355

Division VII-Fairfax (Prince William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)

Traffic Crashes=32 Disabled Vehicles=97 Total Calls for Service=394

Motorists are reminded that roads will be slick through the night and into the morning hours on Thursday. For their safety, drivers are advised to delay travel in the morning, if possible.

If having to travel, drivers are reminded to do the following:

  • · Add extra time to reach travel destination
  • · Slow speed for road conditions
  • · Increase driving distances between vehicles for increased stopping distance
  • · Buckle up and don't drive distracted
  • · Call 511 for road conditions or click on http://www.511virginia.orgnot 911 or #77, as these are for emergency calls only
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