Sandbag Distribution in Christiansburg

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 sand and bags were given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Shovels were provided, and a crew member remained on site to help individuals fill their bags. By 3 pm all 500 bags had been filled and taken away.

Since there was such a demand, the town is obtaining more sand and giving away 500 more, starting tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. We’ll plan to be in the Christiansburg Aquatic Center parking lot tomorrow and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or while supplies last.