WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — While the late-winter snow storm that blew through the D.C. region didn’t live up to the hype, accumulation-wise, it did prove to be quite dangerous for some.
A combination of storm-related factors killed at least one Virginia resident, left hundreds of drivers in need of police assistance and displaced a Maryland family Wednesday.
Virginia State Police say officers responded to 367 traffic crashes and 237 disabled vehicles from midnight to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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Traffic conditions could have been worse, but Gov. Bob McDonnell declared a state of emergency and directed state agencies to let employees work from home. Still, about 50 National Guard soldiers were sent out to help clear roads.
While there were no fatalities resulting from road conditions, a 52-year-old Fauquier County man died while trimming a tree that sustained damage during the storm. The tree fell on Joseph John Brozina’s head and killed him instantly, according to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.