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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has expanded the Flash Flood Watch to include portions of south central Virginia, southwest Virginia, and west central Virginia, including the following areas, in south central Virginia, Halifax, Henry, and Pittsylvania. In southwest Virginia, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, and Wythe. In west central Virginia, Franklin and Roanoke. Hurricane Florence will […]
Water in hydroelectric facilities operated by Appalachian Power in Virginia has been lowered to target levels in order to manage the potential inflow of heavy rain next week from remnants of Hurricane Florence. The company’s two largest hydro projects—Claytor Hydro Project on New River and Smith Mountain Project on Roanoke River—have been lowered over the […]
Concerned about area roads during the storm? Check here: Road Conditions Table Due to expected high winds and flooding, Pulaski Transit will be closed on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for the safety of passengers and drivers. Rural King in Radford says: We have empty sand bags for 39 cents apiece! The Radford City Fire Department is […]
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of North Carolina and southwest Virginia, including the following areas, in North Carolina, Alleghany NC, Ashe, Caswell, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. In southwest Virginia, Carroll, Floyd, Grayson, and Patrick. * From Saturday morning through Monday evening heavy rain […]
Thankfully the forecast got better over the week. Kiwanis has decided to go ahead with the festival this Saturday. Festival starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. Please prepare for some rain and wind. Rain jackets, umbrellas, plastic Ziploc bags for phones, and tie downs for canopies are all good ideas. Come visit […]
The Radford City Fire Department is offering free sandbags to City residents and businesses in preparation of Hurricane Florence. There are 100 bags and sand available at the Radford City Fire Department on a first come, first served basis. Sand and bags may be collected between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representative passed legislation including his bill, the Promoting Closed-Loop Pumped Storage Hydropower Act: “Closed-loop pumped storage hydropower is a technology with great promise for Southwest Virginia. Abandoned mines would provide the infrastructure, construction at the location of the facilities would create jobs, […]
The Ratcliffe Transportation Museum is proud to participate in the Smithsonian 2018 Museum Days on September 22, 2018. This year Museum Day is focusing on the Contributions of Women to History. While the contributions of women are incorporated throughout the Ratcliffe, there will be a special display focusing on the contributions of local business women. […]
On September 12, Investigators from Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by Detectives from Roanoke Police Department to assist with an active criminal investigation. At 9:16 p.m. on September 12, working in conjunction with Roanoke Police Department, Investigators from our office arrested 31 year old Andrew Christopher Terry of Roanoke, VA. He was charged in […]
These are new announcements of schedule changes and closings due to the approach of Hurricane Florence. If your organization has updates, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Pulaski County Flea Market, originally planned for this weekend at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, has been postponed due to the expected inclement weather. The market […]
We’re getting ready for Hurricane Florence and we hope you are too. The Category 4 storm is expected to impact parts of the company’s Virginia service area beginning Friday and lasting throughout the weekend. Preparations are underway to move employees and contractors into areas likely to experience damage and outages from the hurricane. American Electric Power […]
The Town of Christiansburg offered free sandbags to residents and businesses in preparation of Hurricane Florence. Beginning today, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m., Public Works had sand and 500 bags in the upper rear lot of the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, 595 N. Franklin Street. The upper rear lot borders Mill Lane and Depot Street. The […]
Hurricane Florence Information: Sparky’s Run Dog Park will CLOSE Wednesday Sept 12th afternoon and will remain CLOSED until further notice following the Storm and Flooding Conditions. Bisset Park, Riverview Park and New River Drive will CLOSE late Friday afternoon and will remain CLOSED until further notice following the Storm and Flooding Conditions. NOTICE: In case you […]
Due to the predicted impact of Hurricane Florence, many events are being cancelled or rescheduled. The list below will be updated as announcements come in. If you have an announcement to post, send it to us at email@example.com In response to a state of emergency being called for Hurricane Florence, Pulaski County Public Schools will […]
Appalachian Power crews are preparing for potential power outages as Hurricane Florence is expected to impact parts of the company’s Virginia service area beginning Friday and lasting throughout the weekend. “We are always monitoring weather for events that could damage our electrical facilities and cause power outages,” said Phil Wright, Appalachian Power’s vice president of […]
A Floyd County man pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and intoxicated driving in a crash that killed his passenger almost a year ago. Zachary Jonah Tod Quesenberry, 21, of Willis, was convicted on the manslaughter and driving under the influence charges and sentenced to serve 3½ years behind bars. Judge Marc Long suspended another […]
Radford University is monitoring the developing weather situation related to Hurricane Florence, which may impact our area later this week. Earlier this afternoon, University officials met with City of Radford officials to discuss the weather forecast, storm preparations and response efforts. In order to provide guidance and information to the campus community, a website has […]
IMPORTANT NOTICE:. WV DOT has closed I77 and diverted all traffic to 460, through Rich Creek and up RT 219 to I64. Traffic will be extremely heavy for the next 3-4 days. Please use extreme caution when travelling on 219 and through town during this time. Heavy traffic because of the construction on I77 and […]