Storm Recovery in Progress: Please Be Advised

HENRICO FACILITY & SERVICES IMPACTED BY THE STORM

  • Public Use landfills:  The Springfield Road and Charles City Road public use areas are open and operating on their regular schedules, 7:30 am to 7 pm.
  • County facilities: A few recreation centers and libraries remain closed due to power outages. Check here for Recreation and Parks updates. Check here for Henrico County Public Library updates.
  • Road closures: A number of roads have detours in place and inoperable traffic lights. Please drive safely. For updates, check Police traffic calls.
  • Free curbside removal of tree debris: The Henrico County Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is offering free curbside removal of tree debris created by the severe weather on Thursday, June 16. Residents must register for the service. Orders can be placed by phone at (804) 501-4275, 8 am – 4:30 pm, Mon – Fri, or online at henrico.us/services/storm-debris-pickup. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 24.  Read additional information & details.
  • Free drinking water: Water will be available at Firehouse 2, 2400 Darbytown Road, and at Firehouse 16, 5831 Shady Grove Road. Residents should bring their own containers. The free service will continue daily until power has been restored to residents countywide.

 


On Thursday, June 16th, a line of storms crossed through Henrico County causing widespread damage, including trees in the roadway, trees into homes, power lines down, and nearly 100,000 Dominion customers without power. Henrico County officials activated the Emergency Operations Center, allowing officials from police, fire, public works, building inspections, Dominion Power, as well as other agencies, to facilitate answering the hundreds of calls for service that were coming into the 911 center.

Overnight, police, fire, public works, and Dominion crews worked non-stop to ensure that calls for service were answered, roads were opened, power began to get restored, and some normalcy began to return to the county.

As Friday begins, we’d like to pass the following information along to our residents and visitors:

• Please drive carefully, and only travel if you must. Many traffic lights throughout the county aren’t working due to the power outages, so treat all intersections without working traffic lights as a 4-way stop.
• Never get close to, or move, a downed power line. Always treat downed lines as though they’re live, and let the professionals handle the lines.
• More than 90,000 Dominion customers are still without power. Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide information on when particular areas or subdivisions will have power restored.
• To report tree, limbs, or other debris, please call 501-4393. 
• To report a power outage, please call Dominion at 866-366-4357.
• Use 911 to report life-threatening emergencies ONLY, otherwise call 501-5000 to report non-emergency incidents. Please be patient as the 911 operators answer a flood of calls.