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


Additional Resources
• 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. 


4 comments

Hi, Just a heads up that you've got the wrong number for CVEC. The last four numbers should be 2832. The number you have puts me through to someone (very friendly) in Texas.

Thanks.

This fing city is terrible with cleanup. It fing stopped snowing around 2, but still Streets not cleared after dark. Now schools closed again, we new this was fing coming but poor job of executing. I live on Market street and had many plows come when it was not even snowing.

Market Street March 6th, 2013 | 9:14pm
This fing city is terrible with cleanup. It fing stopped snowing around 2, but still Streets not cleared after dark. Now schools closed again, we new this was fing coming but poor job of executing. I live on Market street and had many plows come when it was not even snowing.

Why don't you get off of you fing azz and help out....

I hope The Hook does a story on the person in the Albemarle County Schools administration who managed to put pressure on Dominion Power last Thursday evening to have the power crews pulled from residential areas, without power and heat for over 24 hours, to get power back on in county schools so Albemarle County Schools could open the next day, Friday, March 8. I know for a fact they pulled the crews in the Earlysville area Thursday evening to go work on getting the schools back online. This was on their facebook on Thursday evening, March 7. When they started getting outraged replies from parents (and others) stating they didn't have electricity in their homes to get their children bathed and weren't sending them to school that way, and also comments from people astounded that they would callously pull crews from areas where people were without heat for over 24 hours, and give priority to getting children back to school the next day, the person responsible in the school administration deleted the thread from facebook.

What person in Albemarle Schools administration has the authority to have Dominion Power to pull the crews from residential areas where people were without heat and electricity and have them work on the schools when it was obviously more of an emergency situation to be without heat?

I cannot believe someone in the Albemarle County school administration has the ability to make decisions in emergency situations in favor of getting some of the students (obviously not the ones who had no electricity) back to school the next day.

Something should be done to make sure they cannot do it again.