Virginia State Police responded to 841 crashes across the state between 4 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday. That means Virginians averaged 1.16 car crashes a minute during that 12-hour time frame. That number does not include crashes handled by city or county police.
“VDOT’s goal is to make roads passable within 48 hours of the storm’s end,” VDOT wrote in a Thursday morning email. “Until road conditions improve, drivers are strongly encouraged to delay travel overnight and tomorrow.”
Amtrak will operate a modified schedule on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Acela Express (Washington – Boston), Northeast Regional service (Boston – Lynchburg/Newport News/Norfolk), Keystone Service (New York – Harrisburg, Pa.) and Empire Service (New York – Albany, N.Y.) will all operate at reduced frequencies or modified schedules.
In addition, the following long-distance services originating on Feb. 13 are canceled: Crescent (New York – New Orleans), Auto Train (Lorton, Va. – Sanford, Fla.), Carolinian (New York – Charlotte), Palmetto (New York – Savannah) and Piedmont (Raleigh – Charlotte). Additionally, the Silver Meteor (New York – Miami) Train 98 is canceled and the Silver Star will only operate between Jacksonville, Fla., and Miami. Amtrak Thruway Bus services associated with canceled trains will not operate.
Amtrak Downeaster (Brunswick, Maine – Boston) and the Springfield Shuttle (New Haven, Conn. – Springfield, Mass.) are not affected and are expected to operate a normal schedule.
Passengers holding reservations that require modification are being accommodated on other trains and proactively notified by Amtrak Customer Service.
Passengers with travel plans can confirm their train’s status, change their plans or review refund information using a range of tools – including Amtrak.com, smartphone apps or by calling 800-USA-RAIL. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/alerts.
On I-64 at mile marker 193 in the County of Henrico, motorists can
expect potential delays due to a vehicle accident. The west left
shoulder, left lane, center lane, right lane, and right shoulder are
closed. The roads aren’t look great either. This is the camera at MM192
The center lane has reopened but the right lane remains closed on I-95 at mile marker 76 in the City of Richmond. Motorists can expect
major delays due to a tractor trailer accident. The north right lane is
closed. Traffic backups are approximately 3.0 miles.