BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Several schools in Botetourt County will be closed on Thursday (March 16) due to widespread power outages, the school division announced on Twitter.
School officials reported the closures for Buchanan Elementary, Eagle Rock Elementary and James River High School.
Transportation shuttle runs from the previously mentioned schools will not be affected, school leaders said.
As of 12 p.m., Dominion Energy is reporting 1,947 power outages in this area. We will update this article once power is restored to a majority of Botetourt County.