State police urge caution as snow falls across Virginia

This Jan. 17, 2018 photo from Southwest Virginia on Route 58 in Carroll County was taken this morning by Virginia State Police 1/Sgt. D.L. Reedy while he was out on patrol responding to calls and monitoring conditions. (Credit: Virginia State Police.)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police are urging caution on the roadways as snow is falling in parts of the Commonwealth.

State police said early Wednesday that crashes were at a minimum as snow was coming down in parts of Virginia.

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Between 12:01 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Virginia State Police responded to 268 traffic crashes statewide and 126 disabled vehicles. Four of these were in the Hampton Roads region.

Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash in Gloucester County Wednesday morning that resulted in a fatality.

State police asked motorists to delay their travel to allow crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation to treat and clear roads, and prevent more crashes.

Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler said the snow could increase from 10 a.m. through the early afternoon hours, and continue into the evening.

Travel, especially the evening commute, could be impacted in many ways because of this timing. Accumulation is forecast to be around 2 to 3 inches for much of the viewing area.

Norfolk International Airport says the weather has caused several flights to be cancelled and they’re encouraging everyone to check with their specific airline for flight information.

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