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Posted on: October 12, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Release #5 - 10:30 a.m. State of Emergency Declared

Alert

A local State of Emergency was declared early this morning at 12:01 a.m.by Scott Stevens, James City County Administrator. The declaration allows the County to mobilize resources to support essential functions during and after an emergency.

To recap, there are approximately 17,000 customers in James City County without power. Residents affected should contact Dominion Energy at 1-866-366-4357.  Use extreme caution and watch for puddles of water which can become electrified due to downed power lines.

Traffic Light Outages
Report traffic light outages to 757-566-0112. If the traffic signal is totally dark, all drivers are to stop at the intersection, then proceed as if the intersection had stop signs controlling all approaches, unless law enforcement or other authorized persons are directing traffic, or there are portable stop signs located on select approaches. If the signal is in flashing mode, drivers having a flashing red light are to stop and yield to other drivers before proceeding through the intersection. Drivers having a flashing yellow light are to proceed with caution.

Damage Report
The National Weather Service has confirmed there was a tornado rated between an EF-1 and EF-0 touched down in the Norge area of the County on Oct. 11 at approximately 7:24 p.m. There were no injuries, however damage occurred in The Village at Candle Station, Colonial Heritage and Kristiansand. There at least 14 homes in the County that were damaged by the storm.

Road Closures

  • The intersection at John Tyler Highway and Greensprings Road is closed due to a large tree that has fallen into the intersection and has taken down power lines and broken power poles.
  • Little Creek Dam Road is closed at Turners Neck due to downed power lines.
  • Jolly Pond Road remains closed at the dam and there are reports of other trees down on the road.

Closures & Cancellations


Media Contact:
Renee Dallman, Public Information Officer
757-272-3337; renee.dallman@jamescitycountyva.gov

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