Virginia State Police say Wednesday’s winter storm has kept them busy across the Commonwealth.

From midnight to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, VSP says it has responded to a total of 477 traffic crashes and 318 disabled vehicles. Fortunately the majority of those crashes have only involved damage to vehicles and few injuries.

Total crashes investigated by VSP from midnight to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 are as follows:

  •  Fairfax Division - 114 traffic crashes...and 111 disabled/stuck vehicles
  • Culpeper Division - 101 traffic crashes...and 61 disabled/stuck vehicles
  • Appomattox Division - 79 traffic crashes
  • Richmond Division -  76 traffic crashes
  • Salem Division - 56 traffic crashes
  • Wytheville Division - 26 traffic crashes
  • Chesapeake Division - 25 traffic crashes

  As of 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, Virginia State Police troopers say they are are currently responding to another 43 crashes and 11 disabled vehicles:

  •  Richmond Division -  2 traffic crashes
  • Culpeper Division - 5 traffic crashes
  • Appomattox Division - 4 traffic crashes
  • Wytheville Division - 3 traffic crashes
  • Chesapeake Division - 3 traffic crashes
  • Salem Division - 18 traffic crashes
  • Fairfax Division - 8 traffic crashes

 If you must drive, VSP asks drivers to please :

  • Clear all snow and ice from the roof, trunk, hood and windows of your vehicle before you travel
  • Use your headlights
  • Drive for conditions - slow your speed
  • Buckle Up
  • Avoid distractions - put down the phone
  • Know before you go - check road conditions before heading out at  www.511virginia.org or download the VDOT 511 app.

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