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Botetourt County Prepares for Winter Storm Izzy

January 14, 2022

Botetourt County is closely watching the potential for winter weather beginning Sunday with an anticipated snowfall amount of approximately 8-12 inches, along with the possibility of icy conditions, frigid temperatures and 25 plus mile an hour winds.

In preparation, we want to remind our residents to:

  • Monitor local weather reports
  • Stay off the roads if possible
  • Do not call 911 for power outages unless there is a hazard
  • If power does go out, use care with generators
  • When shoveling, use caution to prevent overexertion and dress in layers to prevent hypothermia or frostbite
  • Wear a helmet when sledding and make sure there is adult supervision
  • Check on elderly or disabled neighbors

Botetourt County has compiled a listing of helpful numbers for our community to report power outages, downed trees, and road 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)

The list along with winter weather safety information can be found at: https://botetourtva.gov/living-in-botetourt/winterweather/

Botetourt Fire & EMS and Botetourt Facilities stand ready to respond during the weather event.  Make sure to follow Botetourt County and Botetourt County Fire & EMS on social media and at www.botetourtva.gov

Share your winter photos with us on social media with the hashtag #bocosnow