Campbell County monitoring hazardous road conditions, dozens of power outages
CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- Campbell County authorities said they are monitoring several areas after Tropical Storm Michael made his way to our viewing area.
They said there is surface water and flooding on several roadways and downed tree limbs will make traveling Friday hazardous throughout the county.
Remember to not cross flooded roads.
VDOT and other service crews are working to clear roadways of debris as quickly as possible. Travel only if necessary, drive slowly and be alert for debris as well as service workers on the roadways.
"We encourage you to stay home and avoid traveling if at all possible," said Public Safety Director Tracy Fairchild. "Wind gusts, rain, and darkness can make road conditions dangerous. Stay home and stay safe. This measure also allows service crews to work safely along roadways as they restore power and clear debris."
Wind gusts combined with saturated soil are causing downed trees/powerlines and power outages throughout the locality.
Please call your service provider directly if you experience a power or internet outage and only call 911 if you are experiencing an emergency.
Electric company crews are working now to restore electricity, but reconnection may be sporadic until this storm system passes out of the area. If using a generator, be sure to place it safely outdoors to avoid toxic fumes.
If any traffic signals are affected by power outages, remember to navigate them the same as you would at a 4-way stop.
Any natural storm debris (downed limbs, trees, etc.) should be taken to the Region 2000 landfill site at 449 Livestock Road in Rustburg.
To keep apprised of any weather-related warning or notification for your area, you can sign up for CodeRED alerts online.