Snow Storm Causes Delays and Accidents in Washington Metro Area
Snow storm Jonas has caused widespread road closures in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia, as Motorist seek to cope with the every changing road conditions. Average snowfall has topped at some 42 inches in this area making it the largest snowstorm in recorded history for the DC, metro area, at least since 1884.
“Road conditions are still dangerous this Monday, explains personal injury attorney Jeffrey J. Downey,” who made it to his office in Tyson’s Corner, McLean, after digging out. “The beltway (495) was clear but secondary roads are still a mess,” explains Downey.
On Friday Virginia State Police reported one traffic fatality in Chesapeake, Virgina. There had been over 840 accidents reported with over 600 calls for disabled vehicles on the roadway. Just in Northern Virginia alone, traffic crashes on local highways increased from 19 to 46 in two hours from 4 to 6 pm on Friday.
Drivers should make sure that they do not venture out unless they have to and make sure you have some way to communicate, should your vehicle get stuck on a local road. But do not expect a quick response, as Northern Virginia is still digging out of this massive snow-fall.
Up to the date traffic conditions and serious automobile accident data can be found on Virginia’s website – www.511virginia.org/mobile or in Maryland at www.accidentdatacenter.com/us/Maryland. Maryland sees a population of some 6 million on its roads in the Metro region, which contributes to highway congestion and auto wrecks in bad weather conditions.