Record snowfall brings more than 1,000 crashes

Record snowfall in central Virginia. 

More snow in 24 hours than they typically have in an entire year. 

Sunday snowfall totals across central portions of the state reached around 13 to 14 inches (more than 30 cm) in many areas . Some spots in southwest Virginia saw 17″, 18″, even 19″ of snow. Wintergreen reported 21 inches (51.3 cm) of snow!

The Richmond Airport reported 11.5″ of snow, the most snowfall at the airport prior to December 10. The previous record was 7.3 inches, which accumulated over two days, Dec 6 and 7, 1952.

It was also the 2nd heaviest snowfall for the entire month of December in more than 100 years. The previous record of 15″ was set 110 years ago, in 1908.

The heavy snowfall shut down most Central Virginia public schools Monday, with all major school districts including Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover and Petersburg, canceling classes