VSP responds to hundreds of snow-related crashes, still seeing more pop up across the state

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia State Police have been busy Sunday responding to numerous accidents that have taken place on snowy roads across the commonwealth.

State police sent out releases that said as of 9 a.m., they responded to 34 crashes. As of 2:30 p.m., they said they responded to 252 traffic crashes and 231 disabled vehicles.

VSP said as of 9 p.m., they responded to 362 crashes and 321 disabled vehicles.

The Richmond division responded to 117 traffic crashes and 71 disabled vehicles.

VSP said the majority of the crashes involved damage to the vehicles with a few serious injuries.

“Fortunately, most only involve damage to vehicles & no injuries,” VSP in tweet.

VDOT and police are all offering the same advice as this winter storm passes through the Richmond area – if you don’t have a reason to be traveling on the roads, stay home.

Crews remain at work to clear roads of snow and ice. StormTracker 8 meteorologists forecast that the snow will transition to sleet and freezing rain Sunday afternoon, which should help wash some of the snow off the roads. But ice remains an issue. Drivers are asked to take their time if they have to be out on the roads.

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