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    STATE OF EMERGENCY IN EFFECT

    CITY OF LYNCHBURG STATE OF EMERGENCY STILL IN EFFECT

    The City of Lynchburg State of Emergency is still in effect until further notice. While the State of Emergency is in effect, motorists are asked to stay off the roadways due to hazardous conditions and to allow Police, Fire and Public Works to respond to problems areas throughout the City.

    Please take note of the following, April 16, 2018:

    • We have received an outpouring of offers from volunteers to assist with cleanup. While the offers are extremely appreciated we ask that you refrain from doing so for now. There are still downed power lines that may be live and we are concerned that a volunteer may be injured.
    • If you must be on the road, exercise extreme caution at intersections where stoplights are either down or flashing. IMPORTANT: whenever stoplights are not operational, the intersection becomes a 4-way stop.·        
    • Monday trash collection is currently being conducted as usual.
    • City crews are out now assessing damage.
    • All motorists are asked to stay out of storm damaged affected areas.

    Please take note of the following, April 15, 2018:
    • Thomas Road Baptist Church and the Lynchburg Chapter of the Red Cross has opened a shelter at the church’s location at 701 Mountain View Road.
    • There are downed trees throughout the City. The trees cannot be moved until AEP deactivates any live electrical wires.
    • Assume all downed power lines are energized.
    • Do not drive around barricades.
    • Lynchburg City Schools are today, Monday, April 16.
    • The Circuit Court and Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed on Monday, April 16.
    • Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.