Hampton Roads fares better in storm than other parts of VA

Hampton Roads fares better in storm than other parts of VA

Credit: VDOT/WVEC.com Traffic Camera

A rainy drive and no snow in sight on I-64 at Providence Road Thursday, February 13, 2014

Print
Email
|

by 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 13 at 2:21 PM

UPDATE 2/13 12 p.m.:  Virginia State Police emergency dispatch centers fielded 3,348 calls for service. During that same period, state troopers responded to 995 traffic crashes and 904 disabled vehicles across the Commonwealth.

The majority of crashes investigated by state police have only involved damage to vehicles and no injuries.

They report 183 traffic crashes, 83 disabled vehicles, and 513 calls for service in the Chesapeake division.

****************

NORFOLK-The Hampton Roads region had the second highest number of accidents and incidents in Wednesday's snow and rain.  

Va. State Police say officers responded to 410 calls, including 178 crashes and 55 disabled vehicles in the area, which includes calls for help on the Eastern Shore. Only the Richmond area had more incidents - 437.

Waking up Thursday, our roads are in better shape than most others in the Commonwealth. Snow turned to rain last night.   During an live interview on 13News Now at Daybreak, spokeswoman Marshall Herman said VDOT crews salted overnight, focusing much effort on the Peninsula, and had workers ready to respond if things got bad.

Elsewhere, Virginia Department of Transportation crews spent early Thursday plowing and treating interstates and primary routes, focusing heavily on western Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, the Lynchburg region and central and northern Virginia.

While roads are open, many of them are in moderate condition, with snow and ice cover on major portions of pavement, said spokeswoman Tamara Rollison.

Print
Email
|