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Commonwealth of Virginia – The Cradle of America with a unique history and climate
Nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, the Commonwealth of Virginia is the cradle of American civilization. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2014 is more than 8.3 million.
To accommodate the residents and visitors alike, the major roadways are in heavy usage:
The major roadways are as follows: I-64: Interstate 64 runs east–west through the middle of the state from West Virginia to the Hampton Roads region, a total of 298 miles. I-66: I-66 runs in an east–west direction. Its western terminus is in Middletown, Virginia, at an interchange with Interstate 81; its eastern terminus is in Washington, D.C. I-77: I-77 is a north–south highway along the U.S. Route 52 corridor, serving Hillsville, Wytheville, and Bland. I-81: I-81 is an 855-mile long highway. In the U.S. state of Virginia, I-81 runs for 324.92 miles. It stretches from the Tennessee state line near Bristol to the West Virginia state line near Winchester. I-95: Interstate 95 runs 179 miles between its borders with Maryland and North Carolina. The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Transportation provides a high-quality site with road conditions, maps, videos, and traffic cameras.
The climate of Virginia is diverse and contributes to the challenges of driving safely across the region
Few states have a more diverse climate than that of Virginia. The state has five different climate regions: the Tidewater, Piedmont, Northern Virginia, Western Mountain, and Southwestern Mountain regions. The Atlantic Ocean and its river of warm water, commonly called the Gulf Stream, play a dominant role in differentiating Virginia's precipitation climate. Go to the University of Virginia Climatology Office site to learn more.
In Accident Data Center, Virginia is divided into the following regions:
What to do after a serious injury accident in Virginia
When someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle collision in Virginia, the accident victim and their family members are left with medical bills, lost income, and other costs. It is important to get legal assistance to help the accident victim recover, or when the accident is fatal, to help the family members get fully compensated for their losses. Learn more about how a Virginia personal injury attorney will help injured victims and families.
Most recent accident reports
A vehicle has crashed into a home in Virginia Beach Wednesday morning.
The crash occurred in the 300 block of Plaza Trail Court in the Windsor Woods section of the city around 11:15 a.m. according to a MPO with the Virginia Beach Police department.
A northern Virginia woman is being held without bond, accused of running down her ex-husband's fiancée as the couple stood in a Lorton driveway, seriously injuring the woman.
A 17-year-old James City County teen was killed in a head-on crash Sunday night.
Maj. Steve Rubino with the James City County Police Department said the crash occurred around 8:10 p.m. in the 3600 block of News Road.
A portion of I-95 southbound is closed in the Dumfries, Va., area following a deadly accident and fire.
A man was killed in a crash Wednesday on an icy road in Henry County.
Michael Hopkins, 60, of Bassett, was killed just after 11 a.m. on Route 687, WSLS reported.
A multi-vehicle accident slowed eastbound traffic on Interstate 64 at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Friday afternoon.
According to Virginia State Police, the accident happened inside the tunnel. Troopers were on the scene of the crash, attempting to clear the incident.
A VRE train struck and killed a woman Wednesday morning near Burke, in Fairfax County, on the rail service’s Manassas line.
The helicopter was conducting tow training with another aircraft at the time of the incident. The report explains that a fire had
A 67-year-old woman has died after a crash in Accomack County.
According to Virginia State Police, the single-vehicle crash happened on Route 614 east of Route 613 in Accomack County at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
A trooper with the Virginia State Police has died while on duty.