Hundreds of vehicles were abandoned Wednesday and early Thursday on Virginia highways as drivers tried to travel through the snowstorm that hammered the D.C. region and much of the East Coast.

Between 9 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, Virginia State Police troopers responded to 446 disabled or abandoned vehicles and 91 crashes in the Fairfax division.

A trooper was struck by an out-of-control vehicle while pushing another car off the road on Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. The trooper wasn't hurt and continued to work.

Statewide, state police responded to 1,006 crashes and 835 disabled vehicles. Most only involved damage to vehicles, and no fatalities have been reported.

Geller said troopers were still working to remove abandoned vehicles from interstate shoulders and ramps Thursday morning.