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Virginia State Police fields 801 calls for service from midnight to morning

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:23 pm

From the Virginia State Police, submitted at 8:54 a.m. - Since midnight,  Virginia State Police troopers and dispatchers statewide have fielded  801 calls for service statewide. During the period statewide, Virginia troopers responded to 238 traffic crashes and 191 disabled vehicles. The majority of the crashes involved damaged vehicles only. There have no reported traffic fatalities.   The following is a breakdown of calls for service by Virginia State Police

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    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

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    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:07 am

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    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:03 am

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    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:21 pm

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    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:19 pm

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    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

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    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:30 am

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