Botetourt County prepares for weekend storm
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Botetourt County officials report they are closely watching the potential for winter weather beginning Sunday, with an anticipated snowfall amount of 8-12 inches, along with the possibility of icy conditions, frigid temperatures and 25-plus mile an hour winds.
Residents are reminded to:
· Monitor local weather reports
· Stay off the roads if possible
· Do not call 911 for power outages unless there is a hazard
· If power does go out, use care with generators
· When shoveling, use caution to prevent overexertion and dress in layers to prevent hypothermia or frostbite
· Wear a helmet when sledding and make sure there is adult supervision
· Check on elderly or disabled neighbors
Botetourt County has compiled a list of numbers for residents to report power outages, downed trees, and road conditions.
- AEP: 1-800-956-4237
- Dominion Power: 1-888-667-3000
- Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative: 1-800-760-2232
Road Conditions & Downed Trees - VDOT: 1-800-367-7623
Virginia State Police - 1-800-542-5959
Please do not call 911 (unless there is a hazardous situation)
The list along with winter weather safety information can be found at: botetourtva.gov/living-in-botetourt/winterweather/
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