Snow causes 100-car pileup in VA

BY SUSAN KIM | Stafford County, VA | February 22, 2001

A 100-car pileup Thursday on I-95 in central Virginia sent 11 people to hospitals and slightly injured more than 100, according

to the Stafford County Sheriff Charles Jett.

The accident occurred about 10:50 a.m. as snow blanketed Virginia and the rest of the eastern region. The Stafford County

Department of Emergency Management, Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Transportation, and towing services

were responding on the scene most of the day.

Stafford County Emergency Management opened a shelter at the Anne Moncure Elementary School in North Stafford, VA.

The American Red Cross was providing snacks and drinks for those involved in the accident. More than 100 people were still

in the shelter Thursday at 4 p.m.

The accident began between the Garrisonville exit and Quantico exit on I-95, and stretched out from there.

Multi-care pileups were also reported on New Jersey's highways, especially in the southern part of the state. At least 20

vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 42 in Deptford. Another 14 cars piled up near the southern end of the New Jersey

Turnpike, and 10 vehicles were involved in another crash on Route 295 in the Mount Laurel area, according state police


Smaller pileups were reported in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and most county schools were dismissed early. Total

accumulation was expected to be 3-6 inches, and by Friday temperatures were forecast to rise into the 40s.

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