Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Here’s a quick update on storm impacts in James City County

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 3 hurricane and will affect the Hampton Roads area late Thursday evening (WYDaily/ Courtesy of NOAA)
Hurricane Dorian will affect the Hampton Roads area. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of NOAA)

With the effects of Hurricane Dorian hitting Virginia Friday, James City County has activated its Emergency Operations Center.

The center gathers staff from James City County police, fire, emergency management and public information departments to monitor Hurricane Dorian as the area stays under a tropical storm and storm surge warning.

The operations center advises residents even outside the main focus of the hurricane’s cone to prepare themselves with the proper information in case of an emergency.

As of Friday morning, the operations center reported 101 power outages from customers of Dominion Energy in James City County. 

All roads in the county were reported open with no hazards. However, if a resident sees a road hazard they should contact the county at 757-566-0112, officials said.

Recycling will not be collected on Friday. However, the recycling schedule had already been delayed a day after Labor Day so the schedule for next week has been revised:

  • If your original collection day was Thursday, your recycling will be collected on Saturday.
  • If your original collection day is Friday, your recycling will be collected on Monday.
  • If your original collection day is Monday, it will be collected on Tuesday. 
  • If your original collection day is Tuesday, it will be collected on Wednesday. 
  • If your original collection day is Wednesday, it will be collected on Thursday. 
  • If your original collection day is Thursday, it will be collected on Friday.
  • If your original collection day is Friday, it will be collected on Sept. 14.
  • The route’s regular schedule will be implemented on Sept. 16.

In addition, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools will remain closed Friday and all after-school and weekend activities have been cancelled until Monday.

Parks and Recreation’s before and after school programs will be closed on Friday.

The Chickahominy Riverfront Park’s fishing pier will be closed Friday and all electric service will be disconnected from the boat slips at the James City County Marina. The disconnection may last through the weekend and access to the slips will be on a limited basis based on tide levels.

For regular updates on closures and the storm, visit James City County online or sign up for JCC Alert.

Alexa Doiron
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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