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Posted on: October 13, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Release #7 - Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. Power Restoration Continuing Throughout Area

Alert

Electricity
There are approximately 8,700 customers in James City County without power. Dominion Energy estimates that power restoration may take until Sunday or Monday.

SNAP customers who report a loss of food due to a power outage may be entitled to a replacement of lost benefits. A supplement may be added onto the EBT card if they have a power outage of 8 hours or more. A form must be completed within 10 days after the loss. For more information, visit the County’s website.

Food Safety

Generator Safety

Road Conditions

  • Jolly Pond Road and the intersection at John Tyler Highway and Greensprings Road have reopened. 
  • Little Creek Dam Road is closed at Turners Neck due to downed power lines.
  • 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 EF-1 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.

Thirty-two homes in the County were damaged by the storm. Preliminary estimates on damage is estimated at $1.8 million.

Burning of yard waste is prohibited in Residential zoned areas of the County.  

Beginning Saturday, Oct. 13, County residents can dispose of their vegetative debris at Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center free of charge through Oct. 28, 2018. Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center is located at 1204 Jolly Pond Road.

  • Residential storm debris, including tree limbs and other vegetative debris, is accepted at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center at no charge.
  • Proof of James City County residency is required. This free disposal will continue until Oct. 28, 2018
  • Fees are not waived for construction debris.
  • Jolly Pond Convenience Center is open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

 
Tewning Convenience Center and Toano Convenience Centers will be closed Oct. 13-28 as staff will be needed to assist customers at the Jolly Pond Road Convenience Center.

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

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