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Winter Weather Causes Virginia Truck Accident on I-64

Posted on Mar 17, 2012
Cities across Virginia received as much as nine inches of snow in a winter storm this past Sunday, causing hundreds of vehicle accidents as well as a serious VA commercial truck crash on Interstate 64 outside of Richmond that resulted in injuries.

The snowstorm crossed the state during President’s Day weekend, a time when many travelers are on the road and fewer authorities and snow removal crews are on the job. Virginia State Police reported to an estimated 700 car accidents and incidents by ten in the evening on Sunday night. The most serious traffic accident in Virginia was a two-vehicle crash on I-95 on Sunday afternoon that left one person critically injured and another with serious injuries.

Meteorologists estimate that Richmond received about five inches of snow, while those in the Blacksburg area reported up to nine inches. This was by far the biggest storm of the season, which until now has brought mostly mild temperatures and little snow. Police warned drivers that although the snow had stopped falling, roads could still be slick, especially on bridges and overpasses. Police also warned that trees weighed down by snow could continue falling over roadways or into power lines in coming days.