Gusting Winds Adding to Snow Woes: Va. State Police

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Carly Fisher

Virginia State Police say high winds are drifting snow across state highways, making slick roads even more treacherous.

For a second day, they're urging motorists to avoid travel if possible Saturday as a winter storm continues to grip the state. In northern Virginia, winds are reportedly gusting to 40 mph.

From midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday, Virginia troopers responded to 145 traffic crashes and 229 disabled vehicles across the state. Most of those occurred in northern Virginia.

Friday, state police responded to a total 1,032 traffic crashes and 879 disabled vehicles statewide. 

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