Power is back on at Lynchburg General Hospital, after being knocked Friday.
However, Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg is operating on an emergency generator. Officials hope to get power back at some point Monday. Surgeries are canceled at Virginia Baptist on Monday.
There are several other closures in Lynchburg on Monday because of widespread power outages.
Here is a news release from the City of Lynchurg:
Residents should be aware of the following information regarding the storm emergency:
• Trash collection will follow the normal schedule beginning on Monday, July 1. Trash will not be collected on Wednesday, July 4. Residents who normally receive trash collection on Wednesday will have trash collection on Friday. Trash bags of disposed food will not have to have a trash tag.
• Residents may take spoiled food and/or brush to the Regional Landfill on Concord Turnpike. Normal weight limits for free disposal (500 pounds per month) have been suspended until further notice.
• Residents are encouraged to place brush curbside. Public Works is currently collecting brush and will continue to do so as long as necessary. Tags will not be necessary for trash bags of disposed food or brush. No phone call is necessary and due to the large amount of material that must be removed, no date can be given when individual neighborhoods or homes will receive collection.
• All three courts, Juvenile and Domestic, Circuit Court, and General District, will be closed July 2 – July 4, due to power outages throughout the City.
• The Lynchburg City Schools have canceled all summer school classes Monday – Wednesday, July 2 – July 4.
• The Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue will be closed tomorrow due to the power outage. The branch library located in City Hall, 900 Church Street will be open during the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, until further notice.
• The Old Court House Museum, 901 Court Street, will be closed Monday, July 2 until further notice.
• City offices normally scheduled for closure for the July 4th holiday will now remain open including those located in City Hall.
Shelter officials at Sandusky Middle School have reported that they are in need of the following:
• Disposable Diapers
• Baby Food
• Baby Wipes
• Hand Sanitizer
• Similac To Go
Donations may be taken to the shelter at Sandusky Middle School, 805 Chinook.