(Matt Demlein, WRVA)

Snow Won't Disappear Fast

Four State Troopers Struck Dealing With Accidents

December 10, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The approximately 12 inches of snow that fell on the Richmond area Sunday will not disappear quickly.  NBC12 Forecaster Nick Russo says temperatures will only reach the 40s over the next few days, dipping back below freezing at night.  Rain is expected to come into the area Friday, which, along with 50 degree temperatures, speed up the melting.

Roads in the subdivisions remain difficult.  VDOT has begun to transition to those areas, but will have to switch back to the major roads to deal with potential freezing overnight.

Four state police troopers were struck while responding to accidents because of the snow.  The fourth happened around 7:30 this morning along  I-95 in Prince George County.  There were no injuires.  A trooper was injured earlier this morning, when his car was struck while he was working an accident on I-295 in Henrico.  The trooper suffered minor injuries.  Two other troopers were struck Sunday in Hanover and Pulaski Counties.

VDOT and State Police continue to encourage people to stay home if possible.  Schools are closed Tuesday.