Sunday morning power outage affects thousands
MONTEREY — A power outage that began just before midnight Saturday lasted until after 8 a.m. Sunday, sightly delaying the start to some Maple Festival activities for the event’s final day. “FirstEnergy had an outage issue with their supply line, which knocked out Shenandoah Valley (Electric Cooperative), which then knocked us out,” explained Tish Blackwell, director of communications and public […]therecorderonline.com
Extremely treacherous travel conditions expected Thursday
Driving conditions are expected to be extremely treacherous and travel should be delayed during this storm. The Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District performed brining operations on interstate and other high traffic roads today. The 511 map can display road conditions, traffic cameras, road surface temperatures and more. Roads with snow and ice conditions will be marked minor, moderate, severe or closed. The Staunton District Snow Page is on the VDOT website under Travel Center Snow Emergency Pages.therecorderonline.com
An update on road conditions from VDOT
Here are the road conditions as of 3:45 p.m. in the Virginia Department of Transportation Staunton District:• Interstate 64 – Moderate conditions in Alleghany, Rockbridge and Augusta counties. • Interstate 66 – Moderate conditions in Warren County• Interstate 81 – Moderate conditions in Rockbridge, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Frederick counties. Primary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. Secondary roads – Moderate conditions in Frederick, Shenandoah, Clarke, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath counties. For winter weather road conditions go to www.511Virginia.org, look at the orange bar on the top of the page and click on “Text Views” and then click on “Road Condition Table”.therecorderonline.com
Hulu series on opioid addiction set to film in Roanoke, Central Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. – “Dopesick,” a new Hulu series about America’s struggle with opioid addiction, is set to begin filming in locations around Virginia. Ralph Northam said the series is expected to film at locations in central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and the Roanoke regions this winter and spring. Those safety measures are in addition to the current Virginia pandemic workplace safety guidelines and those required by Touchstone Television. “Dopesick” will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit or grant. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables, including Virginia tourism promotions.
Albemarle County officials to move Confederate statue to battlefield
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Officials in a Virginia county say its Confederate soldier statue, cannons and cannonballs are being relocated to a battlefield in the Shenandoah Valley after they are removed on Saturday. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to give the items to the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, a historic-preservation group. The foundation was one of 10 applicants to receive the statue and its accessories, which the board had voted unanimously in August to remove. The statue currently sits in front of the county courthouse on Albemarle property that was never annexed by the city.
Bath EDA to participate in industrial hemp project
WARM SPRINGS James Madison University is leading a project called Industrial Hemp for the Shenandoah Valley, and last Wednesday the Bath County Economic Development Authority agreed to pledge $2,100 toward a grant application. County administrator Ashton Harrison said JMU will need $53,000 to make the application, and the university has said it will pay for half of those costs. The project would be conducted in Go Virginia Region 8, which includes Bath, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland,...therecorderonline.com