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Stay off the roads! 500+ crashes reported on snowy Va. roads

Posted at 7:32 AM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-07 18:35:27-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 500 crashes were reported by 6 p.m. Saturday on snow-covered Virginia roads, according to Virginia State Police.

"From midnight Saturday through 6 p.m. Saturday, Virginia State Police have responded to 527 traffic crashes and 686 disabled vehicles statewide. During the same time period, Virginia State Police have received a total of 2,082 calls for service," Corinne N. Geller, a Virginia State Police spokesperson, said. "Road conditions are treacherous and Virginians are advised to stay off the roads."

Officials said slick roads were a factor in a deadly crash in Greene County where an SUV ran off Preddy Creek Road, struck another vehicle, ran off the road and overturned in a creek just after 12 p.m.

Geller said the male driver of the SUV died at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville. State police are still in the process of notifying next of kin.

From 12 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 7) – 6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 7):

Division I–Richmond (Metro Richmond/Northern Neck/Tri-Cities)

Traffic Crashes = 170
Disabled vehicles =148

Virginia State Police are investigating a head-on crash involving a Caroline County Deputy Sheriff on Ladysmith Road.


Division II – Culpeper (Fredericksburg/Culpeper/Warrenton/Harrisonburg/Winchester)

Traffic Crashes = 33
Disabled Vehicles = 30

Division III-Appomattox (Charlottesville/Waynesboro/Staunton/Lynchburg/South Boston/South Hill)

Traffic Crashes = 60
Disabled Vehicles = 54

PHOTOS of Route 460 at Route 26 in Appomattox County at 11 a.m. Saturday by Trooper L.W. Atkins.

Division IV-Wytheville (Wytheville/Dublin/Galax/Bristol/Vansant/Wise)

Traffic Crashes = 44
Disabled Vehicles = 47

Division V-Chesapeake (Hampton Roads/Tidewater/Eastern Shore/Williamsburg/Franklin/Emporia)

Traffic Crashes = 120
Disabled Vehicles = 292

Division VI-Salem (Lexington/Clifton Forge/Roanoke/Blacksburg/Bedford/Martinsville/Danville)

Traffic Crashes = 90
Disabled Vehicles = 69

Division VII-Fairfax (Prince William/Loudoun/Arlington/Alexandria/Fairfax)

Traffic Crashes = 10
Disabled Vehicles = 46