Over 1,000 accidents reported in Va. during blizzard

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Over 1,000 traffic accidents have been reported since Friday across the entire state of Virginia during the historic blizzard that hit the D.C. area. 

Virginia State police say since Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday, they responded to to a total of 6,626 calls for service, which includes 1,410 traffic crashes and another 2,040 disabled vehicles. State police responded to a total of 3,471 service calls on Friday. 

As of 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, police say officers were on the scene of five crashes and 17 disabled vehicles.

The majority of the accidents only involve vehicle damage, but police say that one person died after an accident Friday afternoon in Chesapeake. Police say the accident was caused by the storm. 

A Virginia Trooper also suffered minor injuries after a motorist hit his vehicle in Kent County. 

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In Prince William County, Loudoun County, Arlington County, Alexandria and Fairfax County, state police say there have been 65 crashes. 

VDOT says more than 4,000 trucks have been deployed on interstates, major roads and neighborhoods in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties. Drivers are asked to stay off the road to give plows as much room as possible to navigate.

Motorists are also asked to park in driveways or on the odd-numbered side of the street to give plows more room. You can check on the status of plows at www.vdotplows.org.

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