More snow blankets Hanover

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

Another batch of snow fell on Hanover County Monday, once again knocking county students out of school and causing a number of fender benders.

The train tracks in the center of Ashland draw a stark contrast to a fresh blanket of snow Monday.

The train tracks in the center of Ashland draw a stark contrast to a fresh blanket of snow Monday.

The wintry storm that hit Monday morning and lasted into early evening, put students out of school March 3 and kept them out through Wednesday because of icy roads throughout the county.

While children enjoyed the snow day, the Hanover Sheriff’s Office had their hands full. Lt. Chris Whitley said his department received 22 calls for vehicle accidents related to the inclement weather and responded to nine disabled vehicles Monday.

Virginia State Police were much busier answering calls from all over the area including Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield and more. According to Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar, state police received 583 calls for service on March 3 between 5:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. throughout the Richmond division. Of those calls, 437 were vehicle crashes and 87 were disabled vehicles. Molnar said state police confirmed one weather-related traffic fatality in the Richmond division, which occurred in Amelia County as a result of a vehicle accident.

Midday Tuesday, the Virginia Department of Transportation said crews had made significant progress on interstates and primary roads and were beginning to shift focus to secondary roads and neighborhood streets, which were still partially covered with snow or ice.

Crews continued to work in rotating 12-hour shifts and warmer temperatures allowed salt application to resume Tuesday afternoon.

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