WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) - Winter weather caused a 50 car pile-up on Interstate-64westbound, near Williamsburg, Va. late Wednesday morning. White-outconditions caused the pile-up.
“Its got to be 30, 40. You've got 1,2,3,4,5....you've got15 here from what I can physically see,” said one driver.
Police reopened all lanes on I-64 westbound Wednesday afternoon.It took crews several hours to clear all the vehicles involved inthe massive crash.
“My husband told me to stay home today and not go to work,but I was like 'I have to go sell for my job.' In retrospect, Ishould have stayed home," said one woman who swerved to avoid thecollision.
State Police told WAVY.com seven people were transported to thehospital with minor injuries.
Newport News firefighters had to walk the mile-long wreck, goingcar to car to check on each person.
"I've been in the department 20 years and I've never seen ascene with 50 plus vehicles involved," said Battalion Chief JayCulpepper.
The crash happened right in front of WAVY News 10's Lori Crouchand photojournalist Matt Mrozinski. They watched as accidentvictims went to check on others.
The Newport News Fire Department provided a bus to take thosewho could not move their vehicles to a warm place, to make callsand get coffee.
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