VSP Respond to Over 435 Traffic Incidents In Just 11 Hours

According to a press release issued by the Virginia State Police, during this latest winter storm Virginia State Police troopers have responded to 270 traffic crashes and 165 disabled vehicles from midnight February 18, 2021 through 11 a.m. this morning.

The majority of those crashes have involved only damage to vehicles.

Thankfully there have been no reported traffic fatalities during this time period.

Here is a breakdown of calls with area of response:

Richmond Division: 27 Disabled Vehicles & 65 Traffic Crashes

Culpeper Division: 31 Disabled Vehicles & 35 Traffic Crashes

Appomattox Division: 16 Disabled Vehicles & 34 Traffic Crashes

Wytheville Division: 20 Disabled Vehicles & 17 Traffic Crashes

Chesapeake Division: 16 Disabled Vehicles & 35 Traffic Crashes

Salem Division: 29 Disabled Vehicles & 37 Traffic Crashes

Fairfax Division: 27 Disabled Vehicles & 47 Traffic Crashes


Virginians are still advised to avoid travel Thursday and overnight into Friday. Open highways allow VDOT crews to safely and effectively treat the roads.

If you must travel, please practice the following safe traffic tips:
• Make sure all windows and lights are clear of snow before heading out.
• Always buckle up – driver and all passengers.
• Drive distraction free – put down the phone and coffee, and keep both hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
• Slow speed for conditions.
• Use headlights to increase your visibility and to help other drivers see you better.
• Share the road responsibly with VDOT vehicles and emergency vehicles.


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