Winter Weather

Winter WeatherDuring the winter months, Botetourt County is prone to large snowfalls and icy conditions.  Do you know who to call to report a power outage or downed tree? We have compiled a list of contacts for reporting these conditions.

Power Outages

  • AEP: 1-800-956-4237
  • Dominion Power: 1-888-667-3000
  • Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative: 1-800-760-2232

 

Road Conditions & Downed Trees

  • VDOT: 1-800-367-7623

 

Virginia State Police

  • 1-800-542-5959

Please do not call 911 (unless there is a hazardous situation)

For information on how to keep you and your family safe before, during and after a winter storm visit the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website.

If you lose power during a snow or ice storm remember to never run a generator inside of your home and use care with wood stoves or heaters. Here are some more cold weather safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association.

And when you start to dig out from snowy conditions, use care when shoveling snow and limit your time outdoors. Also remember to protect yourself from freezing conditions.  For info on how to protect yourself and your family, visit Ready.gov.

Own a business? Consider following these tips for preparing and responding during a winter storm.