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Posted at 1:40 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Va. State Police: more than 1,600 calls

By Washington Post editors

As area residents coped with the first significant snowfall of this season, Virginia State Police reported Thursday that by noon, troopers had responded to more than 1,600 calls for service.

Two state troopers also were struck by an out-of-control vehicle. Neither was seriously injured. Both were investigating traffic crashes at the time of the incidents.

Officials said between 5 a.m. through noon Thursday, Virginia State Police have responded to 1,660 calls for service. Of those, 580 have been for traffic crashes. Two hundred have been for disabled (stuck) vehicles. As of noon, there were still 259 active crashes being investigated by troopers.

By Washington Post editors  | December 16, 2010; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Traffic and Transportation, Virginia, Weather  
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