Sunday, October 2, 2022

Tropical Storm Michael cancellations and closings

With a tornado watch in effect for the area and Hurricane Michael making its way up the east coast, local schools and governments are taking precaution.

Williamsburg:

WJCC schools have moved students inside and cancelled all after school activities, said spokeswoman Eileen Cox. There are no school-day cancellations as of 1 p.m. on Thursday afternoon but the school system is monitoring the weather as information comes in.

The College William & Mary also has not made any cancellations but the school sent out a message to students informing them of the tornado watch and to take cover should they hear the school’s emergency siren, said Suzanne Clavet, the school’s director of news and media.

The Williamsburg House of Mercy is providing motel rooms for the night for the non-sheltered homeless, said executive director Shannon Woloszynowski. To receive shelter, call The Williamsburg House of Mercy at 757-253-0664.

York:

York County Public Schools have cancelled all after school and evening activities.

York County Parks and Recreation have closed down country fields at school and park sites, including the McReynolds Athletic Complex, Wolf Trap, Chisman Creek and Kiln Creek Parks.

Field lights will also be turned off for all of the evening fields including McReynolds Athletic Complex, Kiln Creek Park, Grafton Bethel, Conventry Magruder, Seaford, Tabb Middle School and York Middle School.

York County Parks & Recreation has also cancelled all outdoor Youth and Adult recreational sports activities for Thursday.

York County is encouraging residents not to place their recycling outside for pick up Thursday night. According to a county posting, containers should be placed at the curbside by 8 a.m. Friday.

James City County:

James City County has not issued any closings or schedule changes as of 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

This story will be updated as more information comes in.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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