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Posted on: February 12, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Ice Storm Preparedness

ICESTORM

City officials are urging residents to remain aware and safe inside your homes during this weekend's ice storm.

The National Weather Service has issued an Ice Storm Warning for the region, beginning at midnight on Friday and running until 5 a.m. Sunday. The storm is expected to drop one-tenth to a quarter-inch of ice on Petersburg, with a half inch expected in areas west and south of the city.

  • STORM REMINDERS: If you're cooking and the power goes out, turn off your burners and oven to prevent a fire when the power comes back on. If you're using a space heater and the power goes out, be sure to unplug it.
  • POWER OUTAGE: Should you experience a power outage, report it here: https://www.dominionenergy.com/virginia/report-outage-or-emergency OR by calling Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357.
  • TRANSIT: Petersburg Area Transit will not service any routes on Saturday, February 13, 2021. 
  • EMERGENCIES: If you're experiencing an emergency, CALL 911. For non-emergencies call 804-732-4222. 
  • REGISTER FOR INSTANT ALERTS: Register for City emergency email and/or text message alerts here: https://www.petersburgva.gov/list.aspx
  • EMERGENCY UPDATES PHONE LINE: The City also has a weather emergency update line. Please note, a live representative will not answer this line. It is just a recorded message. The number is 804-203-5007.  


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