Christiansburg offers free sand bags to residents and businesses

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The town of Christiansburg is offering free sandbags to help residents prepare for potential flooding.

The sand and bags will be given away to residents and businesses on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Public Works will have sand and 500 bags in the upper rear lot of the Christiansburg Aquatics Center on Franklin Street. The giveaway will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday and will continue on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or until they run out of sand. 

There will be shovels there, and a crew member will help you fill the bags.