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Hanover crews work several crashes amid stay-at-home order

Posted at 11:23 PM, Apr 11, 2020

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Fire crews in Hanover County were busy working crashes Saturday amid Gov. Ralph Northam's stay-at-home order for COVID-19 pandemic.

"Hanover Fire-EMS units have continued a busy day with several significant accidents this afternoon," officials posted on Facebook Saturday evening.

The department's message was clear: "drive safely and only go out if necessary during COVID-19."

Virginia authorities reported more than 560 new cases of COVID-19, the largest one-day increase so far in the coronavirus pandemic.

The numbers released Saturday by the Virginia Department of Health now show more than 5,000 positive tests for the coronavirus in the state.

Thirty-eight of those cases are in Hanover County, which saw an increase of seven cases Saturday.

Earlier in the day, crews battled a brush fire involving 16 acres along the 13000 block of Tower Road in Doswell.

The fire was marked under control just after 12:40 p.m.

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