James City County hotline has information on closings, delays
Date: December 28, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ruth Richey, Communications Specialist
Phone: (757) 253-6864
If inclement weather forces James City County government offices to delay opening or to close, that information is available by calling the County's emergency hotline, 875-2424. If severe weather causes the County's Emergency Operations Center in Toano to be activated, a citizen inquiry line, 566-4315, becomes operational.
County information is also available through the following sources:
- Government Channel JCC TV48
- Channel 47 (Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools)
- WMBG 740AM and other local radio stations
- Local newspapers
- Local television stations
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management's (VDEM) winter campaign "Preparedness: The Cure for the Commonwealth Cold" takes a look at the history of winter storms in Virginia and how to prepare for future storms.
VDEM offers information on how to get ready for power outages, the use of alternative heat sources, winter driving and how to winterize your home at www.vaemergency.com. The site also provides links to the National Weather Service and other weather-related Web sites as well as important emergency and disaster preparedness information for other natural and technological hazards that can threaten the Commonwealth. In addition, the site provides a link to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for information on road conditions or by calling VDOT's highway helpline, 1-800-367-ROAD.