Since Tropical Storm Michael crossed into Virginia, the Virginia State Police have responded to dozens of calls for traffic crashes, stranded vehicles, downed trees, debris in the roadway and flooded highways. State police is investigating at least one death related to a vehicle being swept off a Pittsylvania County road by flash flooding, and conducted rescue missions in Pittsylvania and Charlotte counties. State police is also investigating a two-vehicle crash in Hanover County that claimed the life of one firefighter and injured three others.
From 2 p.m. Oct. 11, 2018 through midnight, Virginia State Police statewide responded to approximately 300 traffic crashes and 230 calls for debris and downed trees in the roadway. The majority of the calls for service related to the heavy rains and strong winds originated in the State Police Salem, Appomattox, Richmond and Chesapeake divisions: