RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield, Richmond, Colonial Heights, Hanover and Henrico schools on Thursday evening announced they would close on Friday due to weather. The school system joins several others around the state that have decided to remain closed after Thursday's winter storm.
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Thursday's storm hit parts of Central Virginia hard, dropping several inches of snow. Other areas saw more sleet and ice, which caused treacherous road conditions.
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From noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers fielded 1,155 calls for service statewide.
During the period, Virginia troopers responded to 491 traffic crashes and 222 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only.