State troopers respond to nearly 180 crashes in Hampton Roads during snow storm

Photo courtesy: Virginia State Police

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police troopers were busy in Hampton Roads during this winter’s latest snowfall — responding to nearly 180 crashes.

State police officials say there were 179 crashes between 3 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday. Troopers were responding to six additional crashes early Thursday morning. None of the crashes were fatal.

The crashes added up as the viewing area saw increasing snowfall through the evening on Wednesday. A trooper was involved in a crash while responding to another accident on Interstate 64 in Newport News

Roadways had a thin layer of ice and snow leftover from the snowfall, making Thursday morning’s commute rather tricky. State and local officials continued to urge caution from drivers.

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