NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WVEC) - Black ice on roadways has resulted in a slew of car accidents in Virginia as wintry conditions have caused numerous headaches for commuters.
Many traffic crashes across Hampton Roads caused morning delays.
According to Virginia State Police Spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya, VSP has received 92 calls for service, responded to 47 crashes, 12 disabled vehicles and 33 other calls from midnight to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A Virginia State trooper was also involved in a crash.
At least 10 crashes have been reported in Virginia Beach, many of them blamed on black ice.
Norfolk police have reported one fatal crash about dawn Tuesday, closing all southbound and northbound lanes of Tidewater Drive.
A tractor-trailer also overturned on I-264 in Portsmouth, closing lanes in one swath of the highway impacted by other road accidents.
In Suffolk, police tell us there were 109 crashes, 20 of which that had injuries, that were reported from 6 p.m. Monday evening to 5 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Seventy-eight accidents, five of which had injuries, were reported from 5 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.
The majority of these accidents took place on Holland Road/Route 58, Godwin Boulevard/Route 10, Pruden Boulevard/Route 460 and the Bypass.
There were no life-threatening injuries in any of the crashes reported in Suffolk.
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Traffic was stopped on both sides of parts of Route 58 for a stretch of the morning Tuesday.
We asked VDOT what part of the route they maintain.
In a statement, they responded, "US-58 from 664 and the Rt 58/13/460 Interchange to the Suffolk City line which is just past the Hampton Roads Executive Airport. The City of Suffolk picks up their area of US-58 from just past the Hampton Roads Executive Airport to the Suffolk/Southampton Co. line which is the Blackwater River." That's according to VDOT Spokeswoman Paula Miller.