Storm update: 45,000 homes without power
Emergency officials from Albemarle County, Charlottesville and UVA are monitoring the storm and conditions from the Emergency Operations Center EOC on Ivy Drive, and they report that there are almost 45,000 homes without power in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville.
As for the roads, they are in poor condition and drivers are being asked to stay home. Right, now there have been no serious crashes or injuries reported. Because of the heavy/wet snow there are a lot of trees and power lines down.
The City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have both declared a local emergency, which allows for state support, if needed.
If you're power is out, report it to your power company.
Dominion Power – 1-866-366-4357
Appalachian Power – 1-800-956-4237
Rappahannock Electric COOP – 1-800-552-3904
Central Virginia Electric COOP – 1-800-367-2832
• 511 - Call toll-free for the latest in road conditions and closures; or www.511virginia.org
• vaemergency.gov – Go online or on your smart phone for statewide storm updates.
• @vdem – Twitter feed for storm updates from the VA Dept. of Emergency Management
• VAemergency – Facebook page for the Virginia Department of Emergency ManagementThe City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County have both declared a local emergency. This does impact some roads and parking in the City of Charlottesville. Once a local emergency is declared, we can request additional support from the state.