Public works staff gets award for leadership effort
LOW MOOR – The Virginia Rural Water Association has recognized Alleghany County’s Department of Public Works with its Leadership Award. Public Works personnel and the county’s leadership team were commended for their efforts during Tuesday’s meeting of the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors. The Alleghany County Department of Public Works is featured in a storytherecorderonline.com
Pulaski advising residents to boil tap water following water line break
On Tuesday, the Town of Pulaski released a statement that said they had a water line break on Tuesday morning, and residents are being advised to boil their tap water prior to using it for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
Public works facility struck by lightning
A van was rolled by the explosion, which spread debris to a nearby parking lot. (Recorder photo by Gavin Dressler) COVINGTON — Unexpected storms severely damaged Covington’s Public Works facility early last Friday morning. Shortly after midnight, a lightning strike is believed to have struck the metal fence surrounding the public works facility on Westtherecorderonline.com
Lynchburg hires contractor for snow removal as public works department is down 15 workers
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Depending on where you are in Lynchburg you saw between 4 and 6 inches of snow on Sunday, marking the Hill City’s first major storm in about two years. Most of the city’s primary and secondary roads were passable by the afternoon, according to Public Works Deputy Director Clay Simmons. To help plow the roads, the city partnered with a contractor because the public works department is down 15 employees due to job vacancies and COVID-19 concerns. He said city staff will drive by and plow whatever still needed to be taken care of. AdMeanwhile, VDOT reminded motorists to turn on their headlights while using windshield wipers, and it is state law to clear snow off vehicles before hitting the road.
Staffing issues, truck upgrades to blame for Lynchburg trash pick-up delays
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Staffing issues are partly to blame for a delay in trash pick-up in Lynchburg. Since each truck takes 30 to 45 days to upgrade, Hart said they’re going to postpone the ‘retrofitting’ to prevent more delays. “We’re going to halt all of the retrofitting for right now. [We’ll] maybe begin in the summer after we have gotten the new vehicles,” Hart said. Hart said the department is also looking to lease another truck to help with trash pick-up until the new vehicles arrive.