Drivers Crash, Get Stuck in Snow Despite Warnings to Stay Home

Officials in D.C., Maryland and Virginia asked drivers to stay off roads, but cars out in the blizzard Friday afternoon and evening crashed and got stuck.

Multiple crashes occurred across the region.

As of 7 p.m. Friday, Virginia troopers had received 841 calls Friday for crashes statewide, and 607 calls for disabled vehicles, state police said.

The Maryland State Highway Administration -- like officials across the region -- advised drivers to stay off roads.

"Far too many vehicles still out on the road with snow starting to fall heavily in many areas. Please take this warning seriously," the administration posted to Twitter.

As of 8 p.m. Friday, D.C. had issued 2,790 $250 tickets to drivers parked on snow emergency routes, and 313 cars had been towed, officials said. Here's a PDF map of the D.C. snow emergency routes.

Drivers are advised to stay off roads unless absolutely necessary.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked residents to "hunker down" and "shelter in place" by 3 p.m. Friday.

Stay with News4 for more details on this developing story.

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