#RVATRAFFIC UPDATES: Winter storm creates traffic trouble
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Snow has reached Central Virginia and we’re providing updates on this winter storm. Updates here will include traffic alerts, photos and video.
On I-295 at mile marker 45 in the County of Henrico, motorists can
expect potential delays due to a vehicle accident. The north right lane
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.”
Extremely poor road conditions on I 295 southbound involving several car collisions due to snow storm.
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.
Video of that Interstate 95 accident. A crane from the truck hit the bridge and then hit a car. The driver suffered minor injuries.
Richmond Traffic: Powhite South past Jahnke, during Wed. storm
TRAFFIC ALERT: All lanes closed at MM 185, Staples Mill, I-64W, due to multiple crashes. Seek Alternate Routes. Expect Delays. Time is 5:50 pm
I-64 west – All lanes are closed at mm 185 (Rt.
33) due to multiple crashes. Expect major delays. Drivers should use an
Interstate 195 South near Cary Street at 5:28 pm Wednesday
On VA-288 South in the County of Chesterfield, in the vicinity of the
ramp from Ironbridge Road, motorists can expect potential delays due to a
vehicle accident. Lane closures exist.
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.
Bell Road I-95
A look at 288.
All lanes closed I-85 south in Dinwiddie at mm 43 due to a crash. Traffic is being detoured off at exit 48 (Rt. 650/Hamilton Rd.). Closures expected to last 2-3 hours. Expect delays.