Slippery roads cause accidents in King William, King & Queen counties

By Frances Hubbard, fhubbard@tidewaterreview.com

10:23 AM EST, January 22, 2014


Slick road conditions following quick, heavy snowfall Tuesday night caused several accidents in King William and King & Queen counties.

Accoridng to Sgt. Thomas Molnar with the Virginia State Police, crews responded to two accidents in King William and one in King & Queen.

Molnar said no injuries were reported with only property damage.

One of the first accidents reported in King William County ocurred around 6 p.m. Tuesday shortly after the snowfall become heavier.

Chief Rodney Inge with the King William Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad (KWVFDRS) reported that a Chevy Tahoe ran into an utility pole on Route 30 just past Timberland Road.

Emergency crews from KWVFDRS respondend to the scnene, and fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The National Weather Services (NWS) and the Virginia Department of Transportation are still urging residents to us caution if they must travel today.  Roadways, especially secondary roads, remain slippery.

Snowfall totals of around four to six inches coated the area Tuesday night and winds Wednesday combined with temperatures in the teens are producing dangerous wind chills.

A Wind Chill advisory remains in effect.  For more info on the advisory click here.

For more safe driving tips visit VDOT's Winter Travel Info site at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/snow.asp

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Hubbard can be reached by phone at 804-885-0042