Snow Blankets Valley

Few Wrecks Reported In Harrisonburg

Posted: March 3, 2014

Daily News-Record

As snow continues to fall throughout Virginia, state police continue to respond to traffic crashes. However, the Harisonburg has only seen a handful of crashes.

As of 2 p.m., most of the Valley received about 4 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Some areas, including Timberville received about 7 inches.

The Virginia State Police responded to more than 300 traffic crashes in the state between midnight and 10:30 a.m.

In addition, troopers responded to 156 disabled vehicles. There were no injuries in most of the crashes, police say. There have been no weather-related traffic deaths reported in the state.

In the Culpeper division responded to 230 calls for service, including 85 crashes and 37 disabled vehicles. The division includes Rockingham and 12 other counties.

Lt. Trevor Nelson of the Harrisonburg Fire Department said firefighters at the Rock Street station in downtown didn't respond to any calls from 8 a.m. to noon. But, he said, they're ready to go if needed.

"We'll go regardless of the weather conditions," he said.

As of 11 a.m., the Virginia Department of Transportation reported that Interstate 81 and primary roads in Rockingham County were in moderate condition. Secondary roads in the county were in severe condition, meaning the roadways are likely blocked.

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