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Emily Leayman

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200 Traffic Crashes, Fatality Reported Amid Winter Storm: VSP

The first winter storm of the season brought hazardous road conditions to the area Wednesday morning into the afternoon in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia. As of 3 p.m., Virginia State Police had responded to around 200 traffic crashes and are investigating one fatality.

See Snow Day Photos In Northern Virginia, Other Areas

A blanket of snow is covering much of Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley region on Wednesday in the first winter storm of the season. We asked to see your photos, and you answered.

Patch Readers Heed CDC Advice: Staying Home For The Holidays

The Centers for Disease Control is warning the public against travel this holiday season. The best way people can protect themselves from spreading or contracting COVID-19, the CDC says, is to stay at home and spend time with loved ones.

Coronavirus Vaccinations Begin For Virginia Hospital Workers

After the arrival of the first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses in Virginia, the first health care workers received their first dose on Tuesday.

Fredericksburg Students Will Be Remote For Two Weeks In January

Fredericksburg City Public Schools students will learn virtually for the first two weeks of January 2021 due to the possibility of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Police Officer Dragged By Fleeing Vehicle On I-66: Report

Arlington County Police arrested a Chantilly man Tuesday night after he fled a traffic stop on Interstate 66, injuring a police officer in the process, according to the daily crime report.

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