By Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The latest on the storm that blanketed some parts of Virginia in 3 feet of snow (all times local).

10:50 a.m.:

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is heading to northern Virginia to size up the impact of the fearsome snowstorm that pounded the state.

McAuliffe is scheduled to stop by Fairfax on Sunday afternoon with a contingent of emergency response officials. Scheduled to attend are his transportation secretary, Aubrey Layne, and public safety and homeland security chief Brian Moran.

Local public safety officials are also scheduled to join McAuliffe, who took a spin on a snowplow Saturday in Richmond.


9:40 a.m.:

The snowstorm numbers keep piling up for the Virginia State Police, with more than 6,600 calls for service during the duration of the storm.

State police say those statewide numbers include 1,410 traffic crashes and 2,040 disabled vehicles. The numbers reflect activity from midnight Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Claiming the title as No. 1 for traffic crashes is the Hampton Roads region. The Chesapeake Division responded to 537 crashes.

The greater Richmond area and northern Virginia have had the most disabled. All told, those regions reported more than 1,100 stuck vehicles.


8:50 a.m.:

Despite the break in the weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation is echoing the advice of Gov. Terry McAuliffe: stay off the roads.

VDOT has 9,500 state and contract workers and 13,000 pieces of snow-fighting equipment on highways and primary roads. The department is encouraging residents to avoid travel if they can, so roads can be cleared Sunday.

McAuliffe stressed that message during a briefing Saturday. He said residents should resist the urge to travel despite an expected return of the sun.

VDOT said road conditions on most interstates and primary routes are minor to moderate. Conditions are “severe” in parts of the northern Virginia, Fredericksburg and Culpeper.

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